It was a tough week for the Houston soccer scene. Earlier in the week the Houston Dash had relieved their coach James Clarkson amid allegations of misconduct. Then the Houston Dynamo lost in a lackluster performance as did the Houston Dynamo 2 and now the Dash had just dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to the NWSL upstart San Diego Wave.
In front of the second largest opening day crowd in franchise history, the Dash missed one golden opportunity after another before the Wave found the back of the net with three minutes left in regulation. The Wave playing outside the Pacific time zone in team history found another way to add to the Houston soccer turmoil and Dash's struggles.
Through four games including the NWSL Challenge Cup, they surrendered six goals, scored three and been shutout twice while working their way to a 1win and 3 loss season across all competitions.
Houston travels to Kansas City this week where they face off against Kansas City who lost their season opener but beat Houston 2-1 back on April 15th. Three of the six goals allowed by Houston have come after the 80th minute of play. The Dash on the other hand have scored just one second half marker coming in the 59th minute against Kansas City.
Interim head coach Sarah Lowdon said it best "Unfortunately, we couldn't find the back of the net." Houston had one clang off the crossbar on a rocket from distance by midfielder Rachel Daly which was among a half dozen missed opportunities.