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Houston Dash bring back familiar face in trade with North Carolina Courage

Allysha Chapman returns to the Houston Dash.

Trask Smith

The Houston Dash announced on Wednesday that they had traded their 2019 first round draft pick to the North Carolina Courage for defender Allysha Chapman and two second round draft picks in the 2019 draft.

The move adds a sorely needed defender to the Dash’s roster. The CanWNT player played for Houston in the 2015 and 2016 seasons after joining the team through the allocation process. She missed a large part of the 2016 season due to the international duty. The Dash traded her to the Boston Breakers after the end of the 2016 season. The Dash traded her for an international roster spot in 2017, 2018 and the No. 15 overall draft pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. When the Boston Breakers ceased operations ahead of the 2018 season she was selected by North Carolina as the 10th pick in the NWSL Dispersal Draft. Chapman has played in one game for the Courage this season.

She has made 51 appearances for the Canadian Women’s National Team, scoring one goals and two assists. She was part of the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning a Bronze medal with the CanWNT. She was also part of the squad that won the 2016 Algrave Cup.

Chapman is available for the Dash’s game tonight against the Portland Thorns.