Reign FC picked up forward Sofia Huerta, the leading scorer with the Houston Dash last season, in a trade announced Monday.
Besides the rights to Huerta, who had five goals and four assists with the Dash in 2019, the Reign also got the rights to defender Amber Brooks. In exchange, the Regin sent forward Shea Groom, defender Megan Oyster and a conditional second-round draft choice in the 2022 NWSL college draft to the Dash.
Huerta, 27, played 2,079 minutes last season and is currently playing for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League.
Brooks, 29, returns to the Reign after being traded to Houston after the 2015 season. Brooks played one season in Seattle and scored one goal. In 2019, Brooks played every minute of all 24 NWSL regular-season matches, one of just four players in the league to do so. Brooks is currently playing for W-League side Adelaide United.
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