Houston Dash head coach James Clarkson sees a natural place to build his roster and find competition for his players outside of the National Women’s Soccer League, and it’s nearby: Mexico.
Clarkson understands that the Dash are in a unique position within the NWSL. Houston is home to one of the largest Latinx populations in the U.S. and it’s located only a few hundred miles from the Mexico border. Those factors, combined with the growth of Liga MX Femenil — Mexico’s top flight for women — create unique opportunities for the Dash, who finished seventh in the NWSL in 2019 and are searching for ways to improve.
“They have a lot of younger players,” Clarkson recently told The Equalizer. “[There are] some teenagers and stuff playing down there, which is exciting; it’s an incredible experience. That is ultimately going to help the national team but it’s also going to be a place where it becomes a primary area for us to scout and try to recruit players into the NWSL.”
Clarkson said the the Dash currently have their eyes on a number of players in Liga MX Femenil.
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