Canada’s Sophie Schmidt, Allysha Chapman get new deals with NWSL’s Houston Dash


The Houston Dash have signed veteran Canadian internationals Sophie Schmidt and Allysha Chapman to contract extensions.

The NWSL membership mentioned Schmidt has signed a two-year contract to stay with the staff by means of the 2024 season. Chapman has a one-year extension by means of the tip of the 2023 marketing campaign.

Both contracts embrace choice years.

Schmidt joined the Dash from Germany’s FFC Frankfurt in 2019. Since then, the Canadian midfielder has made 70 appearances throughout all competitions for Houston, with three objectives in 15 video games this season.

“Keeping Sophie with us in Houston was a high precedence as she has persistently been one of the vital impactful gamers on our roster,” Dash GM Alex Singer mentioned in an announcement. “She is a frontrunner on and off the sphere and the definition of knowledgeable. I’m thrilled she is going to stay with us long run as we construct our basis round her core qualities.”

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Sophie Schmidt of Abbotsford, B.C., ties the sport for Houston however they might finally fall to Kansas City 2-1 within the quarter-finals of the NWSL Playoffs.

Chapman joined Houston in 2015 after spending three seasons in Sweden. She has performed in additional than 100 NWSL matches throughout all competitions. The left again has began 14 video games this season, serving to the Dash document 5 shutouts.

“Allysha is a gruelling defender on the sphere and a devoted teammate off the sphere,” Singer mentioned. “She is the definition of grit and willpower and embodies all the pieces this membership stands for. We are elated she selected to remain with the membership for another season.”

Both gamers had been a part of Canada’s Olympic champion staff in Tokyo.

Schmidt, a 34-year-old from Abbotsford, B.C., has received 216 caps for Canada with 20 objectives and 21 assists whereas Chapman, a 33-year-old from Courtice, Ont., has 93 caps with two objectives and three assists.

Canadian worldwide Nichelle Prince additionally performs for the Dash.


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