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Houston Dynamo eyeing professional women's team

Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti has revealed that the MLS club is pondering the development of a women's team to compete in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

The Dynamo are keen to bring more soccer to Houston and could be the second MLS team to field a side in the NWSL after inaugural title winners Portland Timbers.

"While the Dynamo are successful and girls can enjoy watching Brad Davis, Tally Hall andBobby Boswell, there's a different connection when a young girl watches a professional woman play," Canetti told on Tuesday.

"The greater Houston area is a great market for girls and women's soccer. We're doing an internal evaluation about whether or not it's something we can take on and makes good sense for our club."

Canetti added: "We've got a lot of big clubs around here and a lot of girls programs that are very successful. There's a lot of work to do, to be honest.

"I'm personally hoping that our research plays out in a positive way and tells us this is a good opportunity to move forward with and we end up getting the support of our ownership group."

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