Why you should watch the Houston Dash!

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Jan 12, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; A general view of the Houston Dash table prior to the
Jan 12, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; A general view of the Houston Dash table prior to the / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Dash completed the NWSL Draft this past week and are favored by at least one writer to be the best team on paper in the league. Here are three reasons why they should considered the favorite.,

The Houston Dash's acquisition on Thursday of Diana Ordonez turned an already strong offense into an almost informidable one. Yes, the preseason hasn't even begun but you can't help but be enamored with this offense. Ordonez as a rookie was the league's fourth leading scorer while Ebony Salmon who played her first game with Dash last July finished in the top 10 in scoring and nearly broke the franchise single season scoring record in a half season. Add in Nichelle Prince, Maria Sanchez, Shea Groom, Michelle Abram and Ryan Gareis and who knows how potent this group can be.

The build up can be just as potent depending on how new Dash head coach Sam Laity decides to scheme things. Whatever it is, you can assume Groom will be in the middle of it all and the wingers will be quicker, faster and able to stretch defenses in addition to facilitating scoring opportunities. This could be Prince and Gareis the most versatile player on the Dash. A rookie last season Gareis became an important cog in the team's move to the playoffs.

The backline with again will have players coming off the bench who could be All-Star starters elsewhere. One thing is for sure Katie Naughton will anchor the backline along with Canadian international Allysha Chapman who shows no signs of slowing down. Emily (Ogle) Curran is back as is Caprice Dydasco as is Natalie Jacobs, Ally Prissock, and Michelle Alozie

These are three obvious reasons and then there is Jane Campbell between the pipes. Nothing else needs to be said.

Throw in the possibility that one or more of their draft picks could have an impact and who knows how good this team can be.

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