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By: NWSL Editor
Here's What You Missed this Week: 5/8

Here’s your quick recap before we head into what will surely be another exciting weekend of more NWSL fixtures!

Wednesday, May 8

Houston Dash 0 vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC 1 (Attendance: 4,438)

The reigning champions, Gotham FC (3-2-2), grabbed themselves their second road win of the season as they faced off against the Houston Dash (1-4-3) in a humid weekday showdown. Lynn Williams wasted no time, slotting one in within the first ten minutes after a deflection from Ella Stevens' shot landed perfectly at her feet, securing the sole goal of the game.

Despite the loss, Paige Nielsen, Dash's latest addition to their defensive line, made an impressive 13 clearances. However, Houston struggled to capitalize on opportunities, mustering only three shots throughout the match. As they prepare to face Angel City FC (3-3-1) this weekend, known for their intimidating home turf, the Dash must address their offensive struggles swiftly.

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Seattle Reign FC 0 - Kansas City Current 0 (Attendance: 5,083**)**

A highly anticipated reunion unfolded at Lumen Field on Wednesday evening as old colleagues Laura Harvey and Vlatko Andonovski faced off for the first time since 2019, when Andonovski helmed Reign FC and Harvey led Royals FC.

League leaders, Kansas City Current (5-0-3), made a valiant attempt to secure all three points against Reign FC (2-5-1), with 19 shots, 5 of which were on target. However, Reign FC, buoyed by their recent triumph over the Wave and thanks in large part to another masterclass from goalkeeper Laurel Ivory, managed to hold their ground. The match ended with both teams sharing the points.

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San Diego Wave 2 - Utah Royals FC 0 (Attendance: 10,289**)**

San Diego Wave (3-3-1) showcased resilience and determination on Wednesday evening, overcoming the absence of key defenders sidelined by injuries to secure a hard-fought victory against the visiting Utah Royals FC (1-6-1). Despite Utah's dominance in possession and a shot on target from Ally Sentnor, the Wave managed to keep a clean sheet, their third this season.

Buoyed by the dynamic play of Jaedyn Shaw, whose penalty kick conversion and assist to Mackenzy Doniak's 77th-minute goal proved pivotal, the Wave head into the weekend with confidence. They are set to host the reigning champions in what promises to be one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the weekend.

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