Portland acquires Andressinha in trade, Jordan to Houston
It's the second trade in two days for the Thorns
Andressinha spent three seasons in the midfield for the Houston Dash. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)
Andressinha spent three seasons in the midfield for the Houston Dash. (Photo credit: Andy Mead/isiphotos.com)

Andressinha is headed to Portland Thorns FC and Savannah Jordan is going to the Houston Dash, in a trade announced by the two teams on Friday. The deal is a straight swap of the two players.

Last season with the Dash, Andressinha scored two goals and three assists, winning Player of the Week in Week 13. The midfielder also recorded 46 chances created, according to Opta, trailing only Marta and Nahomi Kawasumi in that category. She spent three seasons in Houston after joining the NWSL in 2015.

“Andressinha is a smart and creative midfielder that brings the ability to control and dictate the tempo of a game,” Thorns FC head coach Mark Parsons said in a statement released by the Thorns. “She can score special goals from distance and has the intelligence to create opportunities for others out of nothing. Her experience in the NWSL, and internationally as a key player for Brazil, make her a strong addition to the club.”

On Thursday, the Thorns completed a trade for the rights to Australian forward Caitlin Foord in exchange for Allie Long. The deals for Foord and Andressinha give Portland international replacements for forward Nadia Nadim and midfielder Amandine Henry, who left the Thorns this offseason to play in Europe.

Andressinha played in every game for Brazil at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Olympics (in which Brazil finished fourth). She scored twice in Brazil’s 4-3 loss to the United States at the 2017 Tournament of Nations.

The Thorns selected Jordan with the 18th overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft and signed her to the roster in August. After spending time on the disabled list with a stress reaction in her left foot, she appeared as a late substitute in two games for the Thorns, totaling nine minutes.

Before joining Portland, Jordan played for Glasgow City in Scotland and scored hat tricks in her first two games. In college at the University of Florida, Jordan scored 81 goals, second only to Abby Wambach all-time. She also competed for the United States at the 2014 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup.

 

 

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