Houston end Stephanie Roach’s contract prematurely

Stephanie Roche
Stephanie Roche

Republic of Ireland striker Stephanie Roche's American dream is over as the Houston Dash confirmed tonight that they have dropped the Irish star.

The Dash confirmed they have signed Australian defender Ellie Brush as well as Camila Martins Pereira, a versatile Brazilian, and in order to clear space on the roster for the players, the Dash have let Roche go.

The FIFA Puskas Goal of the Year runner-up arrived Stateside just three months ago after making global headlines for her incredible goal for Peamount United.

A statement on the team’s website claims that:

“In corresponding moves to make room on the 20-player roster, defender Stephanie Ochs has been placed on the season-ending injury list after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and forward Stephanie Roche has been waived.”