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Houston Dash sign Austrian forward Nina Burger

Three games in and three goals later, the expansion Houston Dash are searching for ways to score — an issue they were expected to struggle with this season — and now they have what they think could be the answer: Austrian forward Nina Burger.

Houston announced the signing of Burger on Wednesday, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and ITC. Burger, 26, playing for Austrian club SV Neulengbach since 2005. She scored 239 goals for the club in her nine years there. Burger scored six goals in this year’s UEFA Champions League, eventually falling to Tyresö FF and future Dash teammates Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg in the quarterfinals.

Burger scored 29 times in 50 appearances thus far for the Austrian national team.

“I’m really excited about adding Nina to our roster, as this has been in the works for some time now,” Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said. “She has a great track record of scoring goals both for club and country. She adds a dimension to our attack that we need, and her international experience will be important to our young side.”

The signing comes a day after the Dash traded Nikki Washington to the Boston Breakers in exchange for midfielder Kaylyn Kyle.


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