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Houston Dash vs Boston Breakers Preview: Dash look for big win over Boston

Dash host Boston Breakers on Military and First Responders Night.

Dash vs Thorns 7-16-16
Dash vs Thorns 7-16-16
Trask Smith

The Houston Dash return to BBVA to play the Boston Breakers on Sunday. It will be a battle between two of the bottom teams in the NWSL. The Dash saw their playoff hopes evaporate after Wednesday’s tie between the Western New York Flash and the Boston Breakers.

The Dash had been a tough team to face over the last couple of weeks up until Wednesday night when they fell 3-0 to the Portland Thorns. The Dash defense wasn’t able to hold up against the bruising attack from the Thorns. Allie Long scored on a set piece in the 26th minute to put the Dash down early. Long would score her second goal of the game in the 71st minute. Christine Sinclair would score before the end of the game to give the Thorns three goals. Lydia Williams was kept busy all night long in front of goal. The Dash were shut out which meant that Kealia Ohai’s scoring streak came to an end.

Ohai is tied with Lynn Williams of the Flash for the Golden Boot race with nine goals on the season.

The Breakers had suffered back to back losses before getting a midweek draw against the Flash. Kyah Simon and Natasha Dowie both scored in the game. Simon’s goal gave the Breakers the early lead. After giving up a goal to the Flash, Dowie scored to recapture the lead but they would once again give up another goal to the Flash.

The Breakers will be with out defender Whitney Engen after she suffered a hamstring strain. While Allysha Chapman is expected to dress for the Dash after missing several weeks for an AC joint sprain.

On Sunday during pre-game and halftime, all current and former military members and first responders will be recognized as part of Military and First Responders Night. The game kicks off at BBVA Compass Stadium at 6 pm CT on Sunday.