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The Houston Dash Acquire Rebecca Moros

The Dash are adding a seasoned veteran to their defense who will likely add a type of leadership that is truly priceless as Rebecca Moros joins the squad!

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As of Tuesday, the Dash announced that they have acquired defender Rebecca Moros from the Western New York Flash in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. Moros will provide great experience on defense.

Moros, a seasoned veteran, wasn’t with the Flash for very long. In November of 2015, Western New York traded Brittany Taylor to reigning champions FC Kansas City for the fullback. With FCKC, Moros started all 20 regular-season matches, helped to ensure that the team had nine regular-season shutouts (11 total shutouts for the entire season), played 180 minutes in the postseason, disallowed goals to both Chicago and Seattle during the playoffs, and helped guide the team to a 2015 NWSL championship title.

Moros had a short stint during the first half of 2006 with the United States U-21 National Team. In college, Moros was a second-team All-ACC selection as a sophomore and first-team honoree in her junior and senior seasons. The Duke alumna, three-time NSCAA All-American, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 WPS draft by the Washington Freedom who she played for throughout their relocation and rebranding to magicJack. During the 2011 season, she was traded to the Flash and helped contribute to their 2011 WPS Championship before the league folded. From there, Moros played overseas in Japan for the INAC Kobe Leonessa who won titles with the defender on their roster.

Moros returned to the United States in 2014 to join the Portland Thorns. In Portland, Moros made 18 appearances with 13 starts. Following the 2015 NWSL College Draft, the Thorns traded Moros to FCKC.

When asked about the addition, coach Waldrum made it clear that her leadership is a much sought after attribute for Houston’s roster. Waldrum also made the remark, per team reports, that "[Moros is] obviously one of the best defenders in the league." Waldrum also noted that he is beyond impressed with her when he talks to her and says her leadership and experience can only be a good addition to the team.

Moros is already in Portland with the Dash and will likely be available to play Wednesday night when Houston faces the Seattle Reign in a friendly at 5 p.m. in Providence Park.