Houston Dash defender Ari Romero will compete in Australia’s W-League with Perth Glory FC on a loan during the NWSL offseason, the Australian club announced overnight.
Romero returns to Perth after spending the 2016-17 W-League season playing with the Glory alongside Australia’s captain Sam Kerr. That season, Romero was part of the squad that finished second in the regular season standings and advanced to the final against Melbourne City. The Glory fell in a 2-0 loss, finishing the season as the league’s runners-up.
The Mexican international was a key part of Houston’s backline last season, earning eight starts in 10 appearances.