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Houston Dash vs Chicago Red Stars Final Score: Dash finish season with 1-1 draw against Red Stars

Christen Press scored a 90th minute equalizer to level the Dash 1-1.

The Houston Dash finished the 2015 NWSL season with a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Red Stars at Toyota Park on Sunday.

After a scoreless first half, Ella Masar put the Dash ahead in the 64th minute with a golazo for her second goal of the season. Sent in by Morgan Brian's pass, Masar blasted a left-footed strike from the edge of the box past Karina LeBlanc. The goal marked Masar's second straight since returning to forward last week.

Chicago managed to follow up Masar's goal with a late equalizer. Red Stars defender Julie Johnston headed the ball into the box and Red Stars forward Christen Press slid a finish past Dash goalkeeper Erin McLeod.

In stoppage time Carli Lloyd cut around a defender and slipped a strike towards goal. LeBlanc made the save to deny Lloyd of the game winning goal.

Press almost scored in the 86th minute sending a shot at goal from midfield, in an attempt to catch McLeod out of position.

Kealia Ohai didn't make the trip to Chicago and missed the match due to personal matters.

Following the tie, the Red Stars are playoff bound with a first round matchup against FC Kansas City next Sunday. Houston finishes the season in fifth place posting a 6-8-6 record, four spots higher than last season.

Houston Dash (6-8-6; 24 points) vs. Chicago Red Stars (8-3-9; 33 points)

NWSL Regular Season

September 6, 2015 -  Toyota Park - Bridgeview, Ill.

Goals by Half 1 2 F

Houston Dash 0 1 1

Chicago Red Stars 0 1 1

Scoring Summary:

HOU: Ella Masar (Morgan Brian) 64'

CRS: Christen Press (Julie Johnston) 90'

Misconduct Summary:

CRS: Vanessa DiBernardo (caution) 85'


Houston: Erin McLeod, Meghan Klingenberg, Ellie Brush, Toni Pressley, Allysha Chapman, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd, Andressa, Melissa Henderson, Jessica McDonald (Rachel Axon, 76'), Ella Masar (Camilla, 89')

Chicago: Karina LeBlanc, Arin Gilliland, Abby Erceg, Julie Johnston, Michelle Lomnicki (Samantha Mariee, 45'), Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernado, Lori Chalupny, Adrianna Leon (Melissa Tancredi, 69'), Jen Hoy (Rachel Quon, 81'), Christen Press