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A look at Houston players away on International duty

Both the Houston Dash and Houston Dynamo are missing players due to International tournaments. Here's how the players are doing so far.

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Women's World Cup

Canada

Erin McLeod has unsurprisingly been huge in goal for Canada this tournament. Lauren Sesselmann didn't have a great first game out for Canada but turned into a beast in the second game. Allysha Chapman has started both matches in the back for Canada.

Canada's play as a whole has many wondering just how far the team can go in the tournament. They may be leading Group A with four points, but they aren't guaranteed to get out of the group yet.

USWNT

The Houston Dash currently have three players on the US roster. Carli Lloyd and Meghan Klingenberg have started in both games for the USA while Morgan Brian was a late sub in the US's first game. Brian followed that up with a start in their game against Sweden.

Speaking of the game against Sweden, Klingenberg was the hero of the game with her goal line clearance. The move was even number one on SportCenter's Top Ten list. *Required line about Kling only being 5 foot 2 inches tall.*

Like Canada the US has failed to wow at the Women's World Cup. Their defense has been shaky and if not for several amazing saves from Hope Solo the US might be a lot worse off in the standings.

Copa America

Copa America got underway last week as did Jermaine Taylor and Giles Barnes, the two Houston Dynamo players who are currently playing with the Jamaican National Team. Jamaica's first game of the tournament was Saturday and they lost 1-0 to Uruguay. Barnes started for the team while Taylor was an unused sub.

Barnes had several opportunities to score on Saturday including headed a cross towards goal. Unfortunately, for Barnes it gave the Uruguay goalkeeper little trouble as it went out for a goal kick.

Jamaica are playing in Group B and after the lost find themselves at the bottom of the group. Uruguay lead the group with three points while Argentina and Paraguay are tied with one point each.