The Houston Dash landed goalkeeper Lydia Williams
, one of the leaders of Australia's Matildas. Williams, 27, joins the Dash from Canberra United in the Westfield W-League but she played in the
NWSL in 2014 for the Western New York Flash. Her mother is American so she won't take up an international roster spot.
"I'm very excited to acquire Lydia as she brings a wealth of
international experience to our squad. She has played in the NWSL, so she understands what playing in this league is all about,” Dash head coach Randy Waldrum
said. “With the
addition of Lydia and our recent draft picks, we've had a very exciting week.”
Williams should replace Canadian national team keeper Erin McLeod
in the Dash goal. The other
Dash keeper is former Santa Clara star Bianca Henninger
, who played for the U.S. U-20s but is now with Mexico's national team playing in China.