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Friday kickaround


*In the NWSL expansion draft, the Houston Dash selected:

MF Brittany Bock (Sky Blue FC)

F Tiffany McCarty (Washington Spirit; 12 starts, 2 goals in 2013)

Canadian national team D Lauren Sesselmann (FC Kansas City)

MF Meleana Shim (Portland Thorns)

F Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars)

U.S. national team MF Meghan Klingenberg (Boston Breakers)

Mexican national team D Arianna Romero (Seattle Reign)

MF Becky Edwards (Portland Thorns)

F Danesha Adams (Sky Blue)

D Kika Toulouse (Washington Spirit; O’Connell High; 9 starts in 2013)

*The NWSL confirmed the Spirit, which finished last in the 2013 inaugural season, will have the first pick in next Friday’s college draft in Philadelphia (10 a.m. ET). Washington is expected to select North Carolina defender-midfielder Crystal Dunn, last year’s Hermann Trophy winner. Houston will go second.

*The 2013 Hermann Trophy, honoring the NCAA players of the year, will be presented tonight in St. Louis. Predictions: Notre Dame’s Harrison Shipp (Chicago Fire homegrown signing) and Virginia junior Morgan Brian.

*Lindsey Horan, who skipped college to play for Paris Saint-Germain, scored four goals in the U.S. under-20 women’s national team’s 6-0 victory over Costa Rica at the CONCACAF tournament in the Cayman Islands.

*’s MLS mock draft is available here.

*The Maryland men’s program lost a 2014 recruit when Canadian forward Jordan Hamilton opted to sign a homegrown contract with Toronto FC.

*Former D.C. United head coach Tom Soehn joined Jay Heaps’s staff at New England and ex-DCU assistant Pat Onstad moved to Columbus after a year in Toronto.

*Former United captain Dwayne De Rosario signed with hometown Toronto, while ex-United forward Charlie Davies made a permanent move to the Revolution after serving on loan last season from Danish club Randers.

*Wilmer Cabrera, a former Colombia international and U.S. under-17 boss, is the new Chivas USA head coach.

*Toronto formally announced the acquisition of English forward Jermain Defoe from Tottenham Hotspur. As part of the deal, TFC and Spurs entered into a marketing agreement in which THFC gear will be available at BMO Field. Next: the Michael Bradley announcement.

*FC Dallas won a weighted lottery for former Virginia attacker Brian “Cobi” Span, who spent two years in Sweden after leaving Charlottesville two years early. San Jose, Chicago, New England and Real Salt Lake also entered the lottery. The weighted lottery is utilized when young Americans who initially declined MLS contracts after turning pro end up signing with the league.


Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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Steven Goff · January 9, 2014