CHICAGO – Sky Blue FC has acquired defender Caprice Dydasco, goalkeeper DiDi Haracic and Estelle Johnson in a trade with the Washington Spirit in exchange for the third-overall and the 29th pick in Thursday’s National Women’s Soccer League college draft.
“These are players I am very familiar with from my time in Washington and I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with them again,” head coach Denise Reddy said.
“Caprice, DiDi and Estelle have made so many incredible contributions to our club over the years and we couldn’t be more thankful,” Spirit general manager Chris Hummer said. “Decisions like this are never easy, and we’ll always remember them for their professionalism and outstanding impact on the field and in the community. We wish them the best of luck going forward.”
Dydasco, 25, was drafted by 19th overall in the 2015 NWSL College Draft. She has made 58 appearances.
She spent four years at UCLA where she was a member of the 2013 championship team, totaling 94 appearances.
Haracic, 26, has been with the Spirit as part of the reserves since 2012, receiving a call-up to the full team in 2016. Since then she had appeared in seven matches and earned herself the save of the week award during week 22 of 2017.
In 2014, Haracic was an amateur call-up for the former Western New York Flash before being offered a full contract in late July, making one appearance.
Haracic is a graduate of Loyola University and during her four years as a Greyhound she received the award for 2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player of the year.
She has appeared in two matches for her home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Johnson, 30, an eight-year professional veteran, joins Sky Blue after spending the last four seasons with Washington.
She spent a year with the Flash in 2013. Johnson also has been a part of the New York Fury and Philadelphia Independence of the former Women’s Professional Soccer and Sydney FC of Australia’s W-League.
A graduate of the University of Kansas, Johnson tied the school record for most games played with 82.