After a bye week last weekend, the Washington Spirit return home to face the Houston Dash. This will be the last game before the league goes on break for the Tournament of Nations.
7:00 PM ET on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland
Projected Starting Lineup
Aubrey Bledsoe; Taylor Smith, Whitney Church, Estelle Johnson, Caprice Dydasco; Andi Sullivan, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Rebecca Quinn; Estefania Banini, Ashley Hatch, Tori Huster
Midfielder Rose Lavelle has been called up for the United States. Lavelle and the USWNT will play three games over between July 26 and August 2. In the three games, the defending World Cup champions will face Japan, Australia, and Brazil.
OUT: Cali Farquharson (left tibial stress injury -D45), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Mallory Pugh (right PCL sprain), Arielle
Ship (right ACL recovery– D45), Tiffany Weimer (left knee Baker’s cyst– D45)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Rose Lavelle (USA)
Key to Victory
Keep an eye on Daly. Rachel Daly has been on a tear in the 2018 season for the Houston Dash. In the first matchup between these two teams on May 27, Daly had two of three goals for the Dash in a 3-2 victory. Daly has six goals on the year and is eighth in the league for goals scored. If the Spirit want to come away with any points against Houston, keeping Daly’s damage to a minimum is very important.