The Houston Dash solidified their goalkeeper situation Monday when they acquired Bianca Henninger from FC Kansas City in exchange for their 3rd round pick in Friday’s draft. The selection is No. 19 overall. Henninger joins Erin McLeod who the Dash acquired in a trade with the Red Stars last week.
Henninger started two matches for the Blues in 2013. One was a shutout win, the other was a 3-1 loss, both against the Red Stars. She was selected with the 14th overall pick in the NWSL’s Supplemental Draft last year.
“We made a great trade in solidifying our goalkeeping needs,” Dash coach Randy Waldrum said. “Bianca played for me with our U-23’s, and she is one of the best young U.S. goalkeepers out there.”
FC Kansas City remain strong in goal. Nicole Barnhart returns after winning NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2013. The club also acquired Cecilia Santiago through allocation from Mexico. They now own the 5th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 20th, and 35th pick in this year’s draft.
Later Monday the Dash traded Danesha Adams to the Washington Spirit for Stephanie Ochs. Adams scored 3 goals for Sky Blue FC and was taken by the Dash in the Expansion Draft. Ochs, the top player taken in the Supplemental Draft last year, scored just once while appearing in all 22 matches, starting 21. Ochs also played for Waldrum on the U-23 national team.