CARY, NC (August 29, 2021) - The North Carolina Courage have traded Abby Dahlkemper to the Houston Dash in exchange for $25,000 in allocation money, the club announced today. North Carolina will also receive additional funds from Houston if certain conditions are met in the 2021 season. Further terms related to this deal will be announced at a later date.
Earlier this month, Dahlkemper left Manchester City, where she had been playing in the FA Women’s Super League since signing with the club in January of 2021. While with City, Dahlkemper appeared in eight league matches for a total of 645 minutes, plus four Champions League games tallying 333 minutes of playing time. Prior to her time in Manchester, Dahlkemper played for the NC Courage for five NWSL seasons, plus the 2020 Fall Series. Throughout her time with the club, she won three NWSL Shields and three NWSL Championships, including the 2016 NWSL Championship with the Western New York Flash before the team relocated to Cary, NC.
On the international stage, Dahlkemper has made 74 appearances for the U.S. Women’s National Team, winning three SheBelieves Cup titles, one Tournament of Nations title, one CONCACAF Women’s Championship title, a FIFA Women’s World Cup title and a bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Courage kick off against the Washington Spirit today at 5 p.m. ET at Audi Field in Washington D.C. The match will air live on Paramount+. Tickets to the Courage’s next home game on September 12 at 3:00 p.m. ET against the Portland Thorns can be found here.