The Houston Dash acquired forward Ebony Salmon in a trade with Racing Louisville FC last week. Salmon additionally signed a contract extension with the Dash through the 2023 season. The forward made five regular season appearances for Louisville as well as four appearances and two starts in the 2022 Challenge Cup for Racing. The Birmingham, England native made her first appearance with the Dash in their most recent game against the Kansas City Current, going the full 90 minutes for the Club.
Houston currently sits fifth in the NWSL standings with 15 points and a 4-3-3 record. Earlier in the season, the Dash had a run of six-consecutive games unbeaten including three wins during that span. In their last time out, the Dash lost to the Kansas City Current, 2-1. Their lone goal came via an own goal deep into second-half stoppage time. Houston has allowed 10 goals in their last three games.
Midfielder Elizabeth Eddy notched a brace for the Dash in their thrilling 4-3 victory over the North Carolina Courage on June 19 before the international break. She has appeared in seven games so far this season making five starts with the brace being the two goals she has scored this season.
The Dash defeated the Pride in the first matchup by a scoreline of 5-0 at PNC Stadium. The game served as the first of three straight road games the Pride played in June. The Dash were backed by a hat trick from team-leading goal scorer Nichelle Prince along with goals from Michelle Alozie and Rachel Daly.
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There are seven Houston Dash players on international duty during the month of July representing their respective countries in various tournaments. Forward Michaela Abam is representing Cameroon while forward Michelle Alozie is representing Nigeria in the 2022 Women's African Cup of Nations. Forward María Sánchez is representing Mexico while forward Nichelle Prince, midfielder Sophie Schmidt and defender Allysha Chapman are representing Canada in the Concacaf Women’s Championship. Finally, forward Rachel Daly is representing England as they host the 2022 UEFA Women's Euro Championship.