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NWSL: Washington re-signs Caprice Dydasco

The Washington Spirit are gaining back one of their defenders.

Last season in the NWSL final, Caprice Dydasco tore her ACL. After rehabbing her injury in the off-season, and during the beginning of the 2017 NWSL season, Dydasco has been cleared to play. Furthermore, the Spirit have agreed to terms with Dydasco on a new contract.

Last week, Dydasco was officially cleared by the Spirit’s medical staff to return to the pitch.

Dydasco’s importance on the team is critical, due to being one of few returners on the defense.

According to the Spirit, terms of the deal were not released. The Spirit did not release a statement on the transaction.

The Honolulu, Hawaii native was drafted by the Spirit in the 2015 NWSL College Draft with the No. 19 overall pick. Dydasco totaled 14 appearances for the Spirit in 2016, starting all matches. In 2016, she tacked two assists and six shots to her statistics, but did not have a goal.

In 2015, Dydasco appeared in six matches for the Spirit.

In the 2015-16 off-season, Dydasco joined the Newcastle Jets in Australia for the summer. With the Jets, she totaled six appearances, scoring her first professional goal.

In college, Dydasco made 94 appearances for the University of California, Los Angeles Bruins. She scored five goals and recorded 23 assists in college. In 2013, Dydasco and the Bruins won the national championship.

In other Spirit news, the team announced that Mallory Pugh would not feature against the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. The Washington Post’s Steven Goff reported that Pugh has a “minor ankle injury.”


Photo of Caprice Dydasco courtesy of Morne de Klerk/Getty Images.

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