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Reign FC Lose Arianna Romero to Dash in Expansion Draft

January 10, 2014 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Reign FC News Release

SEATTLE - Jan. 10, 2014 - The Houston Dash completed the NWSL's first ever Expansion Draft Friday morning. The Dash selected Reign FC's lone Mexican allocated player Arianna Romero with their seventh pick. Seattle proceeded to protect defender Kate Deines from selection in the draft.

Ari Romero joined Reign FC last week in the NWSL national team allocations. The defender spent time with the Mexican U-20 squad before being called up to the National Team in 2011. Romero was called up again in September 2013 for a friendly against the USWNT where she started and played the full 90.

"We are disappointed to see Romero go. She is a player with great potential and we were looking forward to seeing her in Seattle," said Reign FC GM and head coach Laura Harvey.

Reign FC now turns it's attention to the NWSL College Draft set to take place on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 a.m. (PT) from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Philadelphia.

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