Boyds, Md. (Jan. 10, 2019) – As part of a trade announced earlier today, the Washington Spirit will send defenders Caprice Dydasco and Estelle Johnson, and goalkeeper DiDi Haracic to Sky Blue FC.
In return for the three players and the No. 29 selection in Thursday’s NWSL College Draft, the Spirit received the No. 3 overall pick from Sky Blue FC. With the pick, Washington selected Stanford University midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.
“Caprice, DiDi and Estelle have made so many incredible contributions to our club over the years and we couldn’t be more thankful,” said Spirit general manager, Chris Hummer. “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.”
NEWS | Washington Spirit announces three players included in trade with Sky Blue FC
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) January 10, 2019
Dydasco has played in 60 games with the Spirit during her four seasons with the club since being drafted in 2015 out of UCLA. She appeared in all 24 games last season, finishing among the NWSL’s top 10 league leaders in several major categories, including total touches, interceptions, tackles won and total passes.
Johnson has played in 72 games for Washington over her four years with the club, also dating back to 2015. The 30-year-old served as captain for the Spirit in 2018, making 21 appearances and logging 1,890 minutes. Both Johnson and Dydasco played in the 2016 NWSL Championship for Washington.
Haracic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina international, has made nine appearances with Washington over the past two seasons. Her 2018 season was highlighted by a 10-save performance against Utah Royals FC on Aug. 22 at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Transaction: Washington Spirit acquires the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft; Sky Blue FC receives the No. 29 selection in the 2019 draft and Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson and DiDi Haracic.