Haley Hanson

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Haley Hanson
Personal information
Full nameHaley Hanson
Date of birth (1996-02-22) February 22, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 9
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2017 Nebraska 75 (19)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2018– Houston Dash 40 (1)
National team
2017– United States U23 6
2018– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of July 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 8, 2018

Haley Hanson (born February 22, 1996) is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Houston Dash in the NWSL.

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Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Houston Dash professional womens soccer team based in Houston, Texas

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Club career

Houston Dash, 2018–present

Hanson was chosen by the Houston Dash with the 7th overall pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft. She signed with the Dash and made her debut on March 25, 2018, in a 1–1 draw against Chicago Red Stars. [1]

The 2018 NWSL College Draft was held on January 18, 2018 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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International career

Hanson received her first call-up to the United States Women's National Team in April 2018 as she was added to the roster as a replacement for Kelley O'Hara who pulled out due to injury. She earned her first cap on April 8 in a friendly against Mexico. [2]

United States womens national soccer team Womens national association football team representing the United States

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Kelley OHara American soccer player

Kelley Maureen O'Hara is an American soccer player who is a FIFA Women's World Cup champion and Olympic soccer gold medalist. She plays as a wingback and midfielder for the United States women's national soccer team, and a forward and right defender for the National Women's Soccer League club Utah Royals FC. As a forward for the Stanford women's soccer team, she was the recipient of the 2009 Hermann Trophy. She majored in science, technology and society with a focus in environmental engineering.

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On August 23, 2018 she was named to the United States U-23 team for the 2018 Nordic tournament. [3]

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References

  1. "Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars". March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  2. "Kelley O'Hara out, Tegan McGrady and Haley Hanson in". April 1, 2018. Retrieved July 22, 2018.Cite web requires |website= (help)
  3. "U-23 WNT HEADED TO NORWAY FOR 2018 NORDIC TOURNAMENT". August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.Cite web requires |website= (help)

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