The Houston Dash have signed defender Clare Polkinghorne, the club announced on Thursday. Polkinghorne will join the Dash pending receipt of her International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.
Polkinghorne has earned 97 caps with the Australian women’s national team and has represented the Matildas in three World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015). The defender re-joins the NWSL after playing in nine games for Portland Thorns FC in 2015.
Polkinghorne comes to Houston after playing for Brisbane Roar FC of Australia’s W-League. She has won two championships (2008-2009, 2010-2011) and became the first player in W-League history to play in 100 regular-season games. Most recently, Polkinghorne led her side to its third Premiership in the 2017-2018 season.
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