The Houston Dash have signed forward Jamia Fields and midfielder Christine Nairn to one-year extension contracts through 2021, the Club announced today. Nairn holds a club option year through 2022.
Fields, who was acquired by the Dash in the 2019 preseason, logged four appearances during the 2020 Challenge Cup run and 2020 Verizon Community Shield with the Dash. In the 2019 season, Fields made five starts in 16 appearances as part of Houston’s attacking squad. The California native brings international experience after spending the 2018 season in Norway’s Avaldsnes IL.
The 27-year-old started her professional career after spending a decorated four-year collegiate career at Florida State University where she scored the game-winning goal to give the first national title in program history. After being drafted by the Boston Breakers as the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft, Fields spent a season with the Breakers and a season with Western New York Flash scoring one goal in 10 appearances before being traded to Orlando Pride in 2016 where the forward made 28 appearances in two seasons.
Nairn, 30, has made 150 appearances in the NWSL, the most in the league. The midfielder brought veteran experience to Dash in the club’s first-ever league title when they won the 2020 Challenge Cup in July, starting in one of four appearances. A versatile player, Nairn played both in the midfield and outside back for the Dash during the Fall Series, staring in one of four appearances to close out Houston’s most successful year.
The iron-woman spent two seasons in the Australian W-League, scoring 10 goals 49 appearances for Melbourne Victory. She has scored a total of 34 goals in her career and was a member of the Washington Spirit in 2016 when they were NWSL runner-ups.
Nairn has made two international appearances for the United States women's national soccer team, scoring the game-winning goal in a friendly against Canada on July 22, 2009. Prior to these appearances, she played for the US U-16, U-17, U-18, and U-20 national teams. She also was a part of the 2010 CONCACAF U-20 team that defeated Mexico 1-0 in the final, winning the tournament for the US.