Sunday, May 04, 2014

Houston Dash plays 2nd half with 10 players; loses to FC Kansas City, 4-0

Photo by Robert H Kelly
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 3, 2014) The Houston Dash, hoping to win their first game on the home turf of BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, could not seem to get the ball into the goal and dropped a hard fought match by the score of 4-0 to the FC Kansas City on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The Blues jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half and added three goals in the second half to hand the Dash their third loss of the season.

Kansas City’s first goal came in the 13th minute when forward Liz Bogus found the ball on a pass from forward Lauren Holliday; sneaking the ball pass Dash goalkeeper Erin McLeod for the goal.

The Blues added their second goal three minutes into the second half when forward Amy Rodriguez broke through the Dash defensive line and powered a shot pass McLeod in the 48th minute.

Their final two goals came in the 80th and 89th minute with midfielder Erika Tymrak and forward Frances Silva found the net.

The Dash had to play the majority of the second half with only 10 players after defender Osinachi Ohale was red carded for bringing down Rodriguez on her approach to the goal.

When questioned by members of the media at the post-game press conference on how the ejection affected the Dash’s play, head coach Randy Waldrum responded:
"I think it (the ejection) clearly effected. I mean anybody that was watching the game; saw as soon as it happened; it’s a different game. Now you are chasing, you’re a man down and the players are not only chasing the ball but they’re chasing a 2-0 lead and a man down. That is very difficult to do.”
Waldrum went further when talking to the press and added:
“Of the four games we played, I'm probably most disappointed in this one. They handled us pretty easy. I am disappointed in the effort. The effort has to be better when we get to Chicago."
The Dash will face Chicago on May 11 with a 5 p.m. CDT start at Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sport Complex in Lisle, Illinois.

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