Seven players from the Houston Dash took part in international duty this past and here's the impact they played for their countries.
We'll begin with two of Houston's most important pieces in Rachel Daly and Maria Sanchez.
Daly earned her 50th cap playing for England and honorably enough it happen at her home stadium in Leeds. In an 82 minute stint at left back, something England had been toying with last year. Daly ahd her team won 5-1. They face Austria on Wednesday morning July 6th on ESPN +.
Maria Sanchez playing for Mexico against Peru scored the go ahead goal and game winner in the first minute of the second half. The 5-1 win was tempered by a shocking 1-0 loss to Jamaica in the opening of the CONCACAF Women's Qualifiers in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Sanchez and Mexico face Haiti on Thursday July 7 at 9:00pm CT.
Three Houston Dash teammates played in Canada's final tune up against Korea Republic. Defender Alyssa Chapman anchored a Canadian defense that played to a scoreless draw. Dash midfielder Sophie Schmidt earned her 200th cap in the match.. Forward Nichelle Prince came off the bench to gain some valuable minutes ahead of tonight's CONCACAF Qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago.
Cameroon and Houston Dash forward Michaela Abram faced off against a strong French team in Beauvais, France. The game ended 4-0 in favor of France. Abram and Cameroon meet Togo on Wednesday July 6 on group play of the African Cup of Nation tournament.
Michelle Alozie featured on the backline for Nigeria in their AFCON (Africa Cup of Nation) 2-1 opening loss to South Africa on July 4th. Next up is Botswana on Thursday July 7th.
Houston without its internationals travels to Florida for Friday night July 8 match in Orlando. Kick-off is set for 6:00pm.