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Houston preps for second NWSL season

Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai and players begin preseason training Monday March 9 at Houston Sports Park.
Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai and players begin preseason training Monday March 9 at Houston Sports Park.
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As the opening day of the 2015 NWSL season draws closer, the Houston Dash announced their roster for the preseason, which begins Monday, March 9 at Houston Sports Park.

According a press release from the club, all 19 currently contracted players and the team's 2015 NWSL College Draft fourth-round pick Carleigh Williams are a part of the roster. Houston's numbers also include 19 non-contract invitees. However, U.S. Women's National Team players Carli Lloyd, Meghan Klingenberg and Morgan Brian, along with Canadian internationals Erin McLeod and Allysha Chapman are not available for the preseason camp due to national team duties. Those teams are in preparation for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Forward Stephanie Roche, currently with the Ireland Women's National Team, will join the Dash for preseason at the conclusion of her call up.

Training was set to last from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday morning, followed by a season-opening press conference with head coach Randy Waldrum, managing director Brian Ching and forward Kealia Ohai at Houston Sports Park.

The 2015 NWSL season will begin April 10 for the Houston Dash with a match up against the Washington Spirit at BBVA Compass Stadium.

2015 Houston Dash Preseason Roster

Goalkeepers (4): Erin McLeod**, Bianca Henninger, Megan Kinneman*, Jordan Day*

Defenders (17): Allysha Chapman**, Niki Cross, Meghan Klingenberg**, Stephanie Ochs, Lauren Sesselmann, Taylor Leach*, Sam Harder*, Taylor Nelson*, Tessa Andujar*, Ellie Rice*, Brooke Rice*, Whitney Jaynes*, Lauren Hutchinson*, Lauren Silver*, Jen LaPonte*, Jazmyne Avant*, Carleigh Williams

Midfielders (9): Brittany Bock, Morgan Brian**, Jordan Jackson, Carli Lloyd**, Ashley Nick, Allie Bailey*, Quinny Truong*, Laura Eddy*, Cami Privett*

Forwards (9): Melissa Henderson, Ella Masar,Tiffany McCarty, Jessica McDonald, Kealia Ohai, Stephanie Roche**, Kelley Monogue*, Claudia Saucedo*, Anisa Guajardo*

*Non-roster invitee
**Currently with national team