Houston Dash HOU

7‑14‑3 , 3‑7‑2 Home

2
Final
Sat, Apr 15

Chicago Red StarsCHI

11‑7‑6 , 4‑4‑4 Away

0

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 4,484

Ohai, Daly lead the way for Houston

Houston tops Chicago in the opening game of the 2017 NWSL season

Houston's Kealia Ohai scored the first goal of the 2017 NWSL season. (Photo Credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

Kealia Ohai picked up 2017 right where she left off. Just 15 minutes into the opening game of the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season, the Dash forward scored yet again, beating Chicago goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

It was a lead that Houston would never relinquish as the Dash went on to win 2-0 over the Red Stars at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Ohai, who tied for the league lead last year with 11 goals (but missed winning the Golden Boot to a tiebreaker), extended her goal-scoring streak to 12 goals in her last 11 games.

English international Rachel Daly doubled the scoring for the Dash in the 80th minute with a brilliant left-footed curling shot that beat Naeher at the far post.

After the game, Ohai talked with reporters about the heat, her goal and the win.  Watch her comments on the Houston Dash YouTube channel:

Houston Dash

18

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
5

Cari Roccaro

Defender
55

Janine van Wyk

Defender
4

Bruna Benites

Defender
  56'
2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
13

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
12

Amber Brooks

Midfielder
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Midfielder
  68'
7

Kealia Ohai

Forward
  89'   14'
3

Rachel Daly

Forward
  80'
16

Janine Beckie

Forward
  68'

substitutes

24

Jane Campbell

Substitute
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
  68'
9

Sarah Hagen

Substitute
  68'
27

Caity Heap

Substitute
21

Melissa Henderson

Substitute
22

Stephanie Ochs

Substitute
23

Cami Privett

Substitute
  89'

manager

 

Randy Waldrum

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
  46'
6

Casey Short

Defender
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Midfielder
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  29'
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
2

Jennifer Hoy

Forward
  79'
9

Stephanie McCaffrey

Forward
  58'
23

Christen Press

Forward

substitutes

7

Taylor Comeau

Substitute
  46'
18

Michele Dalton

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
  79'
11

Sofia Huerta

Substitute
  58'
5

Kathleen Naughton

Substitute
13

Morgan Proffitt

Substitute

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 2, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 2, Chicago Red Stars 0.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

90'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars).

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett replaces Kealia Ohai.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

82'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Claire Falknor (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sarah Hagen.

81'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Casey Short.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 2, Chicago Red Stars 0. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

79'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Summer Green replaces Jennifer Hoy.

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Vanessa Di Bernardo tries a through ball, but Casey Short is caught offside.

77'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash).

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jennifer Hoy.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christen Press.

73'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Poliana with a cross.

71'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Jennifer Hoy tries a through ball, but Christen Press is caught offside.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Claire Falknor replaces Janine Beckie.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Sarah Hagen replaces Andressinha.

68'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

67'

START DELAY

Delay in match Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andressinha (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

58'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Sofia Huerta replaces Stephanie McCaffrey.

58'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jennifer Hoy with a cross.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andressinha (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

57'

MISS

Attempt missed. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a cross following a set piece situation.

56'

YELLOW CARD

Bruna Benites (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56'

FREE KICK WON

Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Bruna Benites (Houston Dash).

52'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Poliana.

51'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Johnson (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

50'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Samantha Johnson tries a through ball, but Stephanie McCaffrey is caught offside.

48'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kealia Ohai with a cross following a corner.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andressinha with a cross.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Alyssa Naeher.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

47'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Samantha Johnson.

47'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 1, Chicago Red Stars 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Taylor Comeau replaces Arin Gilliland.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 1, Chicago Red Stars 0.

45'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Stephanie McCaffrey tries a through ball, but Jennifer Hoy is caught offside.

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Janine van Wyk tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

42'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Arin Gilliland.

40'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Cari Roccaro tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Casey Short.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christen Press.

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jennifer Hoy with a headed pass.

33'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a headed pass.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29'

YELLOW CARD

Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Jennifer Hoy tries a through ball, but Stephanie McCaffrey is caught offside.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

24'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christen Press.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Bruna Benites (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jennifer Hoy (Chicago Red Stars).

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico.

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross.

16'

FREE KICK WON

Andressinha (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

14'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, Chicago Red Stars 0. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Amber Brooks with a through ball following a fast break.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

14'

POST

Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

13'

FREE KICK WON

Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Poliana.

10'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Christen Press tries a through ball, but Jennifer Hoy is caught offside.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Bruna Benites.

4'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Casey Short.

4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cari Roccaro.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (Houston Dash).

2'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
46
Taylor Comeau 7
Arin Gilliland 3
58
Sofia Huerta 11
Stephanie McCaffrey 9
68
Sarah Hagen 9
Andressa Cavalari Machry 17
68
Claire Falknor 8
Janine Beckie 16
79
Summer Green 19
Jennifer Hoy 2
89
Cami Privett 23
Kealia Ohai 7
14
goal

Kealia Ohai 7

Assisted by: Amber Brooks 12

80
goal

Rachel Daly 3

Assisted by: Kealia Ohai 7

29
yellow card

Alyssa Mautz 4

56
yellow card

Bruna Benites 4

CHI

Goals & Assists

14′ Houston Dash
Kealia Ohai
Assisted by: Amber Brooks
80′ Houston Dash
Rachel Daly
Assisted by: Kealia Ohai

Disciplinary

29′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
56′ Houston Dash
Bruna Benites

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Taylor Comeau
  Arin Gilliland
58′ Chicago Red Stars
  Sofia Huerta
  Stephanie McCaffrey
68′ Houston Dash
  Sarah Hagen
  Andressa Cavalari Machry
68′ Houston Dash
  Claire Falknor
  Janine Beckie
79′ Chicago Red Stars
  Summer Green
  Jennifer Hoy
89′ Houston Dash
  Cami Privett
  Kealia Ohai


HOU

Match Statistics


CHI

13
Shots
13
10
Shots On Goal
3
1
Shots Blocked
6
7
Corners
5
25
Crosses
21
3
Offsides
6
7
Fouls
5
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
415
Total Passes
380
74.9%
Passing Accuracy
75.8%
51.9%
Possession
48.1%
45
Duels Won
45
23
Tackles Won
16
3
Saves
7
16
Clearances
22

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
5 D Cari Roccaro 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
55 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Bruna Benites 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 M Denise O'Sullivan 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 M Amber Brooks 90 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2
17 M Andressa Cavalari Machry 68 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1
7 F Kealia Ohai 89 1 1 3 3 0 3 0 0
3 F Rachel Daly 90 1 0 4 4 1 0 2 0
16 F Janine Beckie 68 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
24 S Jane Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 22 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9 S Sarah Hagen 22 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
27 S Caity Heap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Melissa Henderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Stephanie Ochs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Cami Privett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Lydia Williams 90 0 13 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
8 D Julie Ertz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 M Vanessa DiBernardo 90 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 1
4 M Alyssa Mautz 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 1
2 F Jennifer Hoy 79 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
9 F Stephanie McCaffrey 58 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0
23 F Christen Press 90 0 0 3 3 0 1 1 0
7 S Taylor Comeau 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Michele Dalton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 S Sofia Huerta 32 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
5 S Kathleen Naughton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Morgan Proffitt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 2 13 7 0 0 0 0