Three Points: Dash Travel to Take on First-Place Washington Spirit
HOUSTON - The Houston Dash will look to earn their fourth victory of the 2019 NWSL regular season Saturday evening as they take on the first-place Washington Spirit at 6:00 p.m. CDT at the Maryland Soccerplex. The Dash are off to the best start in club history with 12 points through eight games. A win on Saturday could help Houston extend the longest regular-season scoring streak in club history.
Houston Dash (3-2-3; 11 pts.) vs. Washington Spirit (5-1-2; 17 pts.)
Saturday, June 22 - 6:00 p.m. CDT
Maryland Soccerplex - 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841
Here are three key points ahead of Saturday's game:
LEVELING THE ALL-TIME SERIES - A Dash victory against the Spirit would be the fifth consecutive win against Washington, tying them to 7-7-1 in the all-time series between the two. The Dash defeated the Spirit 4-0 in their last matchup when forwards Sofia Huerta, Kealia Ohai and Kyah Simon scored to give Houston their fourth consecutive victory against Washington, outscoring them 10-3.
2. DASH BREAKTHROUGHS THIS SEASON - For the first time in club history, the Dash are undefeated on the road with eight games into the regular season under head coach James Clarkson, who has led the team to the best start of the regular season in club history. A victory for the Dash tomorrow could give the Dash their fourth victory in nine games, the most victories through nine games in club history. A goal for the Dash tomorrow would extend the longest regular-season scoring streak in the history of the club at 10 goals in eight consecutive games.
DASH PLAYERS SHINE IN THE WORLD CUP - All six Dash players taking part in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France have advanced to the Round of 16 after taking the first and second spots in their respective groups. Lindsay Agnew, Allysha Chapman, Nichelle Prince and Sophie Schmidt earned two victories in Group E with Canada and will take on Sweden at 2:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 24 at Parc des Princes. Prince capped an impactful game against New Zealand scoring her first-ever goal and tallying an assist in the FIFA World Cup. In Group D, Rachel Daly and England took the first place after defeating Scotland, Argentina and Japan. The Lionesses are set to face Cameroon at 10:30 a.m. CDT on Sunday, June 23. Clare Polkinghorne and Australia won two out of their three games in Group C and will take on Norway at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Stade de Nice.
• Discuss this story on the National Women's Soccer League message board...
National Women's Soccer League Stories from June 21, 2019
- Three Points: Dash Travel to Take on First-Place Washington Spirit - Houston Dash
- Sky Blue FC Face the Orlando Pride in a Saturday Night Clash at Home - Sky Blue FC
- Preview: Orlando Pride Continue Road Trip at Sky Blue on Saturday - Orlando Pride
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Houston Dash Stories
- Houston Dash Announce 2019 Team Awards
- Dash GK Jane Campbell & MF Kristie Mewis Called in to U.S. National Team Camp
- Houston Dash Re-Sign Forward Veronica Latsko
- Tickets for Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament at BBVA Stadium available on Friday
- Ari Romero Signs with Perth Glory FC in Australia's W-League