The Houston Dash are at home on Wednesday night to face the Boston Breakers. The game is part of a double-header with the Houston Dynamo playing a USOC game against Sporting Kansas City earlier in the night.
The two teams sit at the bottom of the NWSL Standings with the Dash just one point ahead of the Boston Breakers. Houston are coming off a big win over the Orlando Pride - their first win since April - that snaps a six game losing streak. Rachel Daly and Carli Lloyd both scored to give the Dash a 2-0 win on the road. Both goals were assisted by Poliana who has made a huge impact for the Dash since regaining her starting position on the field.
The win against the Pride came at huge cost to the team as Kealia Ohai was injured during the game. It was announced on Monday that the forward had suffered a left knee injury that would end her 2017 season. What that exact injury is depends on if you go with her tweet about the injury or the Houston Dash press release. Ohai called it an ACL tear while the press release from the Dash said she suffered Grade 3 ACL sprain and medial meniscus tear, either way her 2017 season is over.
The Breakers are coming off a 1-0 loss to the North Carolina Courage. They were without Allysha Chapman and Rose Lavelle both of whom have strained left hamstring injuries. Abby Smith was also out due to right quad tendinitis. While Boston failed to take any points away from the game it was a strong(er) showing from their defense holding NCC to just one goal. The week before they had lost 1-3 to NCC. Boston is currently sitting on a -6 goal differential this season which is better than Houston’s at -10.
Who is the better of the bottom two teams? We’ll find out on Wednesday night. Kick off at BBVA Compass Stadium is at 8 pm CT.