Boston Breakers Matt Beard said that this game was the most important one for his team this season. The Breakers, in last place on the table and with a 0-4-1 record on the road coming into Wednesday’s game, needed a statement win in Week 11. Ninety minutes of soccer later, Beard and the Breakers would have to settle for a point on the road after a 0-0 draw with the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Breakers will certainly be disappointed by the result, especially after what looked like a late goal for forward Adriana Leon was disallowed in the 84th minute. While Leon beat Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell thanks to a deflection, that deflection was ultimately judged to be off Boston forward Natasha Dowie‘s arm.
Campbell was called on one final time to save her clean sheet, coming up with a big save on Leon in the 89th minute.
As for the Dash’s offensive efforts, their night was dominated by the whistle for offside. The team picked up 11 offside calls between five different players, with forward Rachel Daly leading the team with four calls.
Amber Brooks led the Dash defensively with three tackles, eight clearances, four interceptions, two blocks and 11 gained possessions.
The Breakers return home this weekend to host the Washington Spirit on July 1, while the Dash head to Kansas City to face the Blues on Sunday, July 2.