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Bay FC Continues to Build its Roster and Signs Defensive Powerhouse Caprice Dydasco

Bay FC Continues to Build its Roster and Signs Defensive Powerhouse Caprice Dydasco

Dydasco comes from the Houston Dash to anchor the defensive line for Bay FC

San Francisco (Nov. 21, 2023)Bay FC, the Bay Area’s new women’s professional soccer franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), today signed 2021 Defender of the Year Caprice Dydasco to a three-year deal through 2026 to continue to build the club’s roster ahead of their inaugural 2024-2025 season. Dydasco comes from the Houston Dash, where she played right back for the team’s 2022-2023 season.

“A highly technical and intelligent footballer, Caprice’s ability to impact play in the final third and create goalscoring opportunities make her one of the most exciting and productive attacking fullbacks in the league,” said Lucy Rushton, General Manager of Bay FC. “A winning mentality and team-first approach are fundamentals of any Bay FC player and Caprice has both in abundance.”

During her 2023 season with the Dash, Dydasco passed the 10,000-minute mark for the NWSL, marking her as the 32nd player in the league to achieve this accomplishment. Before playing for Houston, Dydasco played for NJ/NY Gotham (2019-2022) and the Washington Spirit (2015-2019) and was named the NWSL’s Defender of the Year in 2021. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Dydasco was a four-year starting defender for UCLA and helped the team win its first NCAA Championship in 2013.

“Bay FC is building something truly unique in the NWSL and the world of women’s sports and I’m so excited to be a part of this team’s legacy,” said defender Caprice Dydasco. “The club has already proven they are top notch and I can’t wait to take the pitch next year for our first season.”

Bay FC is entering its first season in the NWSL and will have the first pick in the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft set to take place virtually on Friday, December 15. The 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft will air live on CBS Sports Network with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The “Attacking Third” women’s soccer show will also provide additional coverage and analysis during the week of the expansion draft on CBS Sports Golazo Network and across @AttackingThird social accounts.

Bay FC will kick off its inaugural season in March 2024 at PayPal Park in San Jose. Ticket deposits are now open for Bay FC’s inaugural season and new merchandise can be purchased at BayFC.com. Fans can also follow @wearebayfc on social channels for more exciting announcements to come.

About Bay Football Club

Bay Football Club (Bay FC) is the new women’s professional soccer franchise representing the Bay Area and the 14th team to join the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Bay FC was established in April 2023 and co-founded by USWNT legends Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton, and Aly Wagner in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street and an investor group of leading tech, business and sports executives. Sixth Street’s investment is the largest institutional investment to date in a women’s professional sports franchise. Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it. Beginning play in the 2024 season, we are building a squad that will play the beautiful game with power, passion, energy, and creativity. Ticket deposits are now open for Bay FC at bayfc.com and fans can follow Bay FC’s social channels (@wearebayfc) for the latest news, merchandise, and events.