Jul 1, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Mexico forward Katty Martinez (19) moves in to defend against United States defender Abby Dahlkemper (17 during the second half during a USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Abby Dahlkemper will play for the Houston Dash. (Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

CARY, N.C. – The North Carolina Courage have traded Abby Dahlkemper to the Houston Dash in exchange for $25,000 in allocation money, the National Women’s Soccer League team announced Sunday.

North Carolina also will receive additional funds from Houston if certain conditions are met in the 2021 season. Further terms related to this deal will be announced at a later date.

Earlier this month, Dahlkemper left Manchester City, where she had been playing in the FA Women’s Super League since signing with the club in January.

While with City, Dahlkemper appeared in eight league matches for 645 minutes and four Champions League games, recoridng 333 minutes. Prior to her time in Manchester, Dahlkemper played for the Courage for five NWSL seasons, plus the 2020 Fall Series. Throughout her time with the club, she won three NWSL Shields and three NWSL Championships, including the 2016 NWSL Championship with the Western New York Flash before the team relocated to Cary, NC.

Dahlkemper has made 74 appearances for the U.S. women’s national team, winning three SheBelieves Cup titles, one Tournament of Nations championship, one Concacaf Women’s Championship title, a Women’s World Cup crown and a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Courage kick off against the Washington Spirit Sunday at 5 p.m. ET at Audi Field in Washington D.C.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.