Chicago Red Stars captain Vanessa DiBernardo was active throughout the match stretching Houston’s defense to their limits. DiBernardo nailed the crossbar twice in the first half and had a good chance to put the Red Stars ahead for good in the 68th minute. DiBernardo’s blast on goal was cleared off the line by Denise O'Sullivan to keep the deficit within one.
Following the draw, the Dash remain in ninth place with 11 points and still face an incredible uphill climb to reach the playoffs.
The Dash will look to continue their two-game unbeaten streak next Saturday against the Western New York Flash at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s last match before the Olympic break.
FT: Dash 1-1 Red Stars. Daly scores her third goal of the season to secure the season series against Chicago. #CHIvHOU— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) July 24, 2016
82' GGGGGOOOAAAALLLLL! DALY EQUALIZES WITH A SHOT OUTSIDE THE SIX-YARD BOX! pic.twitter.com/RCvntTSlH7— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) July 24, 2016
HT: Dash 0-1 Red Stars. Chicago's early pressure leads to Colaprico's goal. #CHIvHOU— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) July 24, 2016
2' Chicago is up 1-0. Huerta deflects a shot from Colaprico inside the box. #CHIvHOU— Houston Dash (@HoustonDash) July 24, 2016