Houston Dash forward Diana Ordóñez signs new three-year contract 


Houston Dash forward Diana Ordóñez signed a new three-year deal through the 2025 season, the team announced today.

"Diana is a key piece in our style of play and adds another dimension to our attack,” Dash general manager, Alex Singer said. “She has all the tools to be one of the best strikers in the world and is dedicated to honing her craft. We’ve been impressed with her desire to improve, commitment to the club, and we look forward to building with her. The organization is thrilled she’s here long term.”

Houston acquired Ordóñez in a trade with North Carolina earlier this year just moments before the start of the 2023 NWSL Draft. Houston sent $100,000 in allocation money, a 2024 first-round pick and an international spot in 2023 for the Texas native. The new contract agreement between Ordóñez and the Dash replaces the contract Houston inherited from NCC in the trade.


After being the No. 6 overall pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft, Ordóñez made 17 starts and 19 appearances during her rookie season in North Carolina. She finished with 11 goals and scored the fourth most goals in the league, while setting the record for the number of goals scored in a rookie season. 

“I’m feeling so blessed and excited to make this commitment to the club and the city,” Ordóñez said. “I can’t wait to build on the incredible year the team had last year and get to do so with some of the best coaches, teammates and support staff in the league.”


Ordóñez grew up in Prosper, Texas and played club soccer for the FC Dallas Youth Academy. The forward went on to play Division-I soccer at the University of Virgina where she went on to be a three-time All-ACC selection and three-time ACC Championship All-Tournament Team selection. In her final season at UVA, Ordóñez was 2021 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and named a 2021 All-American by the United Soccer Coaches.

Ordóñez represents Mexico at the international level and made her debut for El Tri on April 9, 2022, against Anguilla. She played in the USYNT ranks but ultimately decided to represent Mexico on the senior level, bursting onto the international scene against Anguilla with a brace after coming in as a second half substitute.