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Houston's hopes Dashed in stoppage time
May 26th, 2014 11:20PM

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[NWSL: Week 8] The expansion Houston Dash's frustrating start to the NWSL season continued as it dropped a 3-2 decision Monday afternoon at the Washington Spirit on Christine Nairn's goal in the 93rd minute after it had twice come back from one-goal deficits.

Canadian Diana Matheson and Englishwoman Jodie Taylor also scored for the Spirit, but Nina Burger and Osinachi Ohale responded for the Dash, which dropped to 1-7-1.

Week 7 Rewind ...

SUNDAY. For the second time this week, Kim Little and Amy Rodriguez scored to remain tied for the NWSL lead with eight goals. Little scored off a corner kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Seattle earned a 2-2 tie with Western New York to stay unbeaten after nine games. Rodriguez added a late goal as FC Kansas City defeated last-place Boston, 2-0, to hand the Breakers their third straight loss at home.

Twice the Flash went ahead on goals by U.S. internationals Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd, and twice the Reign came back, first on a goal by Jessica Fishlock, for its second straight tie after seven wins. The game drew 4,061 fans at Memorial Stadium.
 
The Breakers drew their largest crowd of the season at Harvard Stadium -- 2,622 fans -- but they suffered their sixth loss in seven games on second-half goals by Nikki Phillips and Rodriguez.

SATURDAY. U.S. national team veteran Kelley O'Hara scored on a pass from Christie Rampone in the 84th minute to give Sky Blue FC a 1-0 win at the Portland Thorns before 13,427 fans. Alex Morgan dressed for the Thorns for the first time this season but did not play.

FRIDAY. The expansion Houston Dash finally got its first goal at BBVA Compass Stadium, but it wasn’t enough to get its first result at home as it fell 3-1 to the Chicago Red Stars, who moved into second place with the win.

The key play came in the 32nd minute when the Dash earned a penalty but Chicago keeper Erin McLeod stopped Becky Edwards. Vanessa DiBernardo, who converted a spot kick, and Jen Hoy each had a goal and assist for Chicago.

Eli Masar, who scored the first-ever goal in Dash history in Boston on April 20, had the equalizer for Houston and celebrated the first home goal by removing her jersey and sliding to the corner flag. Three minutes later, Alyssa Mautz put Chicago ahead for good.

Dash head coach Randy Waldrum was ejected by referee Timon Berry after the third Chicago goal scored by Hoy.

NWSL WEEK 8, Results:
Monday, May 26
Washington 3 Houston 2

NWSL WEEK 7, Results:
Sunday, May 25
Boston 0 FC Kansas City 2
Seattle 2 Western NY 2
Saturday, May 24
Portland 0 Sky Blue FC 1
Friday, May 23
Houston 1 Chicago 3
Wednesday, May 21
Washington 3 Sky Blue FC 3
FC Kansas City 1 Seattle 1
Portland 2 Western NY 1

NWSL Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
23 Seattle 7-0-2 19/7
16 Chicago 5-2-1 13/6
15 FC Kansas City 4-4-3 18/16
14 Portland 4-2-2 9/6
13 Washington 4-4-1 17/17
11 Western NY 3-3-2 13/11
10 Sky Blue FC 2-3-4 10/13
4 Houston 1-7-1 8/19
3 Boston 1-6-0 7/18

NWSL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
8+1+1 Kim Little, Seattle
8+1+1 Amy Rodriguez, FC Kansas City
5+1 Jessica McDonald, Portland
5+1+1 Diana Matheson, Washington
4+1 Allie Long, Portland
4+1 Jen Hoy, Chicago

NWSL WEEK 8, Schedule:
Wednesday May 28
7:00 pm   ET
Boston vs. Portland
Sky Blue FC vs. Chicago
Saturday, May 31
7:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Houston
Sunday June 1
6:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Seattle
6:30 pm   ET
Boston vs. Washington
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 9, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 4
8:00 pm   ET
Chicago vs. Washington
FC Kansas City vs. Western NY
Saturday June 7
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
10:00 pm   ET
Seattle vs. Chicago
Portland vs. Western NY
Sunday June 8
6:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Houston
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 10, Schedule:
Wednesday June 11
7:00 pm   ET
Boston Breakers vs. Washington
9:00 pm   ET
Houston Dash vs. Western NY
Saturday June 14
9:00 pm   ET
Houston vs. FC Kansas City
Sunday June 15
2:00 pm   ET
Chicago vs. Sky Blue FC    
5:00 pm   ET
Portland vs. Washington
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 11, Schedule:
Wednesday June 18
7:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Chicago
Thursday, June 19
7:00 pm   ET
Boston vs. Seattle
Saturday, June 21
6:30 pm   ET
Washington Spirit vs. Portland
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Chicago
Sunday, June 22
1:00 pm   ET
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
3:00 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Seattle
Streaming: NWSL You Tube

NWSL WEEK 12, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 25
10:00 pm   ET
Portland vs. Sky Blue FC
Friday, June 27
7:30 pm   ET
Western NY vs. Boston
Saturday, June 28
8:00 pm   ET
FC Kansas City vs. Portland
9:00 pm   ET
Houston vs. Washington
Seattle vs. Sky Blue FC
Streaming: NWSL You Tube


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