2017 Houston Dash season

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Houston Dash
2017 season
Managing DirectorBrian Ching
ManagerRandy Waldrum
(until May 29, 2017)
Omar Morales (interim)
StadiumBBVA Compass Stadium
Top goalscorerRachel Daly & Poliana (3)
Highest home attendance6,095
(June 29 vs. Boston)
Lowest home attendance4,484
(Apr. 15 vs. Chicago)
Average home league attendance5,436
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The 2017 Houston Dash season is the team's fourth season as an American professional women's soccer team in the National Women's Soccer League.

Team information[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Players and squad numbers last updated on June 17, 2017.[1][2]
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Name Country Position Date of Birth (Age)
Goalkeepers
18 Lydia Williams  Australia GK (1988-05-13) May 13, 1988 (age 31)
24 Jane Campbell  United States GK (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 24)
Defenders
2 Poliana Barbosa Medeiros  Brazil DF (1991-02-06) February 6, 1991 (age 28)
4 Bruna Benites  Brazil DF (1985-10-16) October 16, 1985 (age 33)
5 Cari Roccaro  United States DF (1994-07-18) July 18, 1994 (age 24)
22 Camille Levin  United States DF (1990-04-24) April 24, 1990 (age 29)
23 Cami Privett  United States DF (1990-03-16) March 16, 1990 (age 29)
55 Janine van Wyk  South Africa DF (1987-04-17) April 17, 1987 (age 32)
Midfielders
6 Morgan Brian  United States MF (1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 26)
8 Claire Falknor  United States MF (1993-05-12) May 12, 1993 (age 26)
10 Carli Lloyd  United States MF (1982-07-16) July 16, 1982 (age 36)
12 Amber Brooks  United States MF (1991-01-23) January 23, 1991 (age 28)
13 Denise O'Sullivan  Ireland MF (1994-02-04) February 4, 1994 (age 25)
17 Andressa Cavalari Machry  Brazil MF (1995-05-01) May 1, 1995 (age 24)
27 Caity Heap  United States MF (1994-08-10) August 10, 1994 (age 24)
Forwards
3 Rachel Daly  England FW (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 27)
7 Kealia Ohai  United States FW (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 27)
9 Sarah Hagen  United States FW (1991-12-06) December 6, 1991 (age 27)
14 Nichelle Prince  Canada FW (1995-02-19) February 19, 1995 (age 24)
16 Janine Beckie  Canada FW (1994-08-20) August 20, 1994 (age 24)

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

NWSL[edit]

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 North Carolina Courage 24 16 1 7 38 22 +16 49 NWSL Shield
2 Portland Thorns FC (C) 24 14 5 5 37 20 +17 47 NWSL Playoffs
3 Orlando Pride 24 11 7 6 45 31 +14 40
4 Chicago Red Stars 24 11 6 7 33 30 +3 39
5 Seattle Reign FC 24 9 7 8 43 37 +6 34
6 Sky Blue FC 24 10 3 11 42 51 −9 33
7 FC Kansas City 24 8 7 9 29 31 −2 31
8 Houston Dash 24 7 3 14 23 39 −16 24
9 Boston Breakers 24 4 7 13 24 35 −11 19
10 Washington Spirit 24 5 4 15 30 48 −18 19
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(C) Champion.

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324
GroundHAAAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAAHHAHA
ResultWLWLLLLLLWDWDWWLLWLLLLLL
Position13447991010101077757778
Updated to match(es) played on August 16, 2017. Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player NWSL
Apps Goals Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
Goalkeepers
18 GK Australia Lydia Williams 7 0 0 0 0
24 GK United States Jane Campbell 1 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Brazil Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 3+5 2 0 0 0
4 DF Brazil Bruna Benites 5 0 3 0 0
5 DF United States Cari Roccaro 8 0 0 0 0
22 DF United States Camille Levin 6 0 0 0 0
23 DF United States Cami Privett 2+2 0 1 0 0
55 DF South Africa Janine van Wyk 4 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF United States Morgan Brian 4+1 0 0 0 0
12 MF United States Amber Brooks 8 0 2 0 0
13 MF Republic of Ireland Denise O'Sullivan 5+2 0 0 0 0
16 MF Canada Janine Beckie 8 0 0 0 0
17 MF Brazil Andressa Cavalari Machry 4+1 1 0 0 0
27 MF United States Caity Heap 0+3 0 0 0 0
Forwards
3 FW England Rachel Daly 8 1 0 0 0
7 FW United States Kealia Ohai 8 2 0 0 0
9 FW United States Sarah Hagen 2+5 0 0 0 0
14 FW Canada Nichelle Prince 4+3 0 0 0 0
21 FW United States Melissa Henderson 0+1 0 0 0 0

Last updated: June 3, 2017.
Source: Competitive matches

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name NWSL
1 2 DF Brazil Poliana 3
3 FW England Rachel Daly 3
3 7 FW United States Kealia Ohai 2
14 FW Canada Nichelle Prince 2
5 17 MF Brazil Andressa Cavalari Machry 1
Totals 10

Last updated: June 28, 2017

Player transactions[edit]

Retirements[edit]

Date Player Positions Played Ref
June 14, 2017 United StatesMelissa Henderson FW [3]

Honors and awards[edit]

NWSL Monthly Awards[edit]

NWSL Player of the Month[edit]

Month Result Player Ref
June Won England Rachel Daly [4]

NWSL Team of the Month[edit]

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref.
April United States Kealia Ohai [5]
July United States Jane Campbell United States Amber Brooks Brazil Andressinha [6]

NWSL Weekly Awards[edit]

NWSL Player of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref
10 Won Brazil Poliana [7]
13 Won Brazil Andressinha [8]

NWSL Save of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
19 Nominated United States Jane Campbell [9]

NWSL Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
1 Won England Rachel Daly [10]
21 Won England Rachel Daly [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dash Player". Houston Dynamo. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Houston Dash – Roster". NWSLsoccer.com. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Lombardo, Kayla (June 14, 2017). "Dash forward Melissa Henderson announces retirement". p. Excelle Sports. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "Houston Dash FW Rachel Daly named NWSL Player of the Month". June 1, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "April Team of the Month". May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "July Team of the Month". August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (June 27, 2017). "Poliana named Player of the Week". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (July 18, 2017). "Week 13 Player of the Week: Andressinha". National Women's Soccer League. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Save of the Week: Jane Campbell". September 6, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "Rachel Daly wins NWSL Goal of the Week in Week 1". HoustonDashSoccer.com. April 19, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Goal of the Week: Rachel Daly". September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017.