It goes without saying the 2015 NWSL season for the Dash has started off much better than their inaugural season. After a draw against Sky Blue FC last weekend, the Dash look to continue their streak against the Boston Breakers this Sunday in the Breakers' home season opener at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium.
Houston will once again find themselves without the Canadians, who flew into New Jersey last weekend for the game, but the U.S. National Teamers are still with the team and expected to play. This will undoubtedly throw Bianca Henninger back into goal, giving yet another test against a weaker team.
The Breakers are coming off a 4-1 loss to Portland and will make their debut on a new pitch at Harvard Stadium. They will be playing without mainstay Cat Whitehill (bruised ribs) this weekend, but will have U.S. National Team goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher in goal for another week.
Things to Watch For:
Kristie Mewis- Although early in the season, Mewis is in the top five of NWSL rankings for the number of shots on goal. Scoring three goals in 2014, she's on the hunt for a goal in the 2015 season.
Battle of the Goalkeepers- Houston's defense is still a little shaky and Boston's team is a work in progress. Henninger has proven to be a capable backup for Erin McLeod, but Boston's Naeher led the NWSL with the number of saves last year.
Boston's Chemistry- Boston seems to have a revolving door when it comes to players sticking around- including allocated players. The Portland defeat aside, after yet another series of roster changes in the off-season, the game may prove how cohesive this team can be.
HOU v. BOS
Sunday, April 26th @ 5:00PM EST
Soldier Field Soccer Stadium at Harvard University