Ebony Salmon netted two more goals in Houston 2-1 win Sunday over the OL Reign. The Houston Dash strengthened their hold on a playoff spot and continued to make the league sit up and take notice. Interim head coach Juan Carlos Amoros improved to 3-0 at the helm.
Amoros' team has continued to excel built on a strong foundation by first assistant Sarah Lowdon. Salmon acquired in a trade to bolster the attack while the internationals have been gone has provided an extra dimension when all of them are back in the fold. Racing Louisville must be kicking themselves since the deal theat sent Salmon to Houston. With Sunday's two goals, Salmon now has six in her last three contests. Her production will allow the Dash coaching staff to better utilize the minutes and positioning of star Rachel Daly.
Houston's come from behind win the first time that Houston has won over the OL Reign in the Pacific Northwest. Amoros became the first coach in NWSL history to win his first three games at the helm. After losing consecutive matches to start July, the Dash have posted three consecutive wins. Under Amoros, their goal differential is a staggering plus six.
The Dash return home for an early weekend match on Friday August 12th against Salmon's former team, Racing Louisville. Houston sits just one point off the pace of NWSL co-leaders San Diego Wave and Portland Thorns. Houston is tied for the league lead with seven wins. Only Portland has scored more goals and achieved a better goal differential than the Houston Dash.