The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that five Houston Dash players have been classified as allocated players by the U.S Soccer Federation and Canada Soccer.
Canada Soccer has allocated defender Allysha Chapman, forward Nichelle Prince and midfielder Sophie Schmidt, while U.S. Soccer allocated goalkeeper Jane Campbell and midfielder Kristie Mewis.
Allocated players are players who will have their salaries paid by U.S. Soccer or Canada Soccer, respectively. Campbell and Mewis are the first American players allocated to the Dash since Carli Lloyd and Morgan Gautrat (Brian) in 2017.
“I’m really proud of what Kristie and Jane have achieved with the national team,” said Dash head coach James Clarkson. “They have taken their club form and pushed onto another level; this is the reward.”
Campbell has earned five caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team, including last night’s 6-0 victory over Argentina to capture the 2021 SheBelieves Cup championship. It was the Dash goalkeeper’s second clean sheet national team, both of which have come this year. The goalkeeper made her senior international debut at BBVA Stadium in Houston during a 5-1 USWNT victory over Russia in April 2017.
Mewis returned to the national team last November, earning her first call-up in seven years and finished with a goal against the Netherlands on Nov. 27. The Boston native extended her scoring streak in the first USWNT friendly of the year against Colombia on Jan. 18. The midfielder scored her third goal since November 2020 during the final SheBelieves Cup match against Argentina on Wednesday evening. Mewis has scored four goals in 21 appearances with the senior team.
Chapman has represented Canada in two FIFA Women’s World Cups, playing every minute in five games during the team’s quarterfinal run on home soil in 2015 and appearing in all four games of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The defender has tallied 60 starts in 77 appearances for Canada, scoring one goal and providing three assists.
Prince has scored 11 goals and tallied 10 assists in her 62 career appearances for Canada. The forward lifted Canada over New Zealand with her first World Cup goal on June 15, 2019 helping Canada qualify for the knockout round.
Schmidt, who first joined the national team in 2005, made her fourth World Cup appearance in France during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Schmidt has 201 senior caps for Canada and has tallied 19 goals and 20 assists. Schmidt was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame on October 23, 2019.
The Dash began preseason on Feb. 1, and is set to begin their Challenge Cup defense on April 9. The league will release the NWSL Challenge Cup schedule later this Spring.