The NWSL preseason begins next week, but the offseason trade train keeps rolling. On Tuesday, the Houston Dash acquired Tiffany Weimer from the Washington Spirit in exchange for Houston’s natural fourth-round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
The Spirit selected Weimer in the third round of last month’s dispersal draft, in which former Boston Breakers players were selected after the club ceased operations.
This season will be the forward’s sixth in the NWSL. Weimer played for Portland Thorns FC in 2013, the Washington Spirit in the 2014 and 2015, FC Kansas City in 2016 and then the Breakers in 2017.
The Dash now have three players who were under contract by the Breakers on their roster. Houston selected two of those players in that dispersal draft, and according to the 2018 roster rules, teams can have up to four former Boston players on their roster, without having them count against the roster limit. Teams will be responsible for their salary, but it won’t count against the salary cap.
Houston also selected the rights to Kyah Simon, but because she was on the “retired” list she will count against the roster limit and salary cap.