NWSL Moves: Dash lands South African teenage star

The Houston Dash signed 19-year-old midfielder Linda Motlhalo, the first Banyana Banyana player new Dash coach Vera Pauw had on South Africa's 2016 Olympic team and signed for her first NWSL season.

2018 NWSL: Rosters

Motlhalo, who comes to the NWSL from JVW FC of South Africa’s Sasol League, most recently represented South Africa in qualifying for the 2018 Under-20 World Cup. It lost to Nigeria 2-0 and 6-0 in the final round of CAF qualifying held in January.

Motlhalo was the third Houston signing of the week from a foreign club. The Dash also signed Michaela Hahn from Cypriot club Apollon Ladies and Allison Wetherington from Finland's Oulun Naisfutis.

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