Houston Dash Fall 1-0 to Portland Thorns FC
An opening goal gave the Portland Thorns a 1-0 victory over theÂ Houston DashÂ at BBVA Stadium this evening.Â
PortlandÂ got on the board in the opening minute afterÂ Thorns forward Sophia SmithÂ dribbledÂ pastÂ defenderÂ Katie NaughtonÂ andÂ poked the ball intoÂ the back of the net.Â Â
DashÂ forwardÂ Veronica LatskoÂ and defenderÂ Jamia FieldsÂ led the charge for Houston in the next four minutes. First, with a dangerous cross from Fields into the heart of the boxÂ in the third minute. A few minutes laterÂ Latsko just missed aÂ through ballÂ inside the box.Â
Houston continued to press throughout the first half,Â findingÂ opportunities in Portland's box. In the 33rdÂ minute, Naughton forced aÂ corner kick.Â Houston midfielderÂ Emily OgleÂ served the ball into the box to find midfielderÂ Gabby SeilerÂ who headed the ballÂ inches wide ofÂ the goal.Â
The Thorns almost doubled their lead in the 55thÂ after SmithÂ tested her luckÂ from the top of theÂ box, missing just wide of theÂ right side of the goal.Â
HoustonÂ will hostÂ NJ/NY Gotham FCÂ visit BBVA StadiumÂ next weekÂ for the first time this regular season. Kickoff is set forÂ 6:00 p.m. CTÂ on Aug. 1Â and fans can follow the action on Paramount+ and Twitch internationally.
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