Wellington Phoenix fullback heads home to Dallas to join new pro’ league club

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Out-of-contract Wellington Phoenix defender Hailey Davidson has signed with Texas club Dallas Trinity who will play in the new USL Super League.

How Hailey Davidson’s signing was announced on social media.

Davidson (23) joined the Phoenix for their last women’s A-League season as one of the club’s American imports.

Originally from Dallas, Davidson has become the second player to be revealed as a signing for Trinity’s inaugural season in the new professional league that gets underway in August.

The new competition comprises of eight franchised clubs based in six US states (New York, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Washington).

Before joining the Phoenix in 2023, Davidson had a short stint at Mallbacken in Sweden’s Elitettan after previously playing for the University of Oklahoma and the University of Pittsburgh.

Another American visa player, midfielder Hope Breslin, has also left the Phoenix, advising them she would not return for the next women’s A-League season.

Football Ferns midfielder Grace Wisnewski is also out of contract and has advised the Phoenix she will leave the club.

READ MORE: Midfielders Grace Wisnewski and Hope Breslin leave Wellington Phoenix >>>>

Players signed for next season

Phoenix women’s head coach Paul Temple has six players contracted for the 2024-25 A-League season, with discussions continuing with other off-contract players.

The players signed are Mackenzie Barry, Olivia Ingham,  Zoe McMeeken, Manaia Elliott, Daisy Brazendale and Rebecca Lake.

READ MORE: Wellington Phoenix sign new deal with women’s vice captain Rebecca Lake >>>>

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