Houston Dash struggles for consistency in NWSL

The international break is the chance the Houston Dash needed to turn their fortunes around in the NWSL
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The Houston Dash is not experiencing one of its best moments in the NWSL. The team is struggling to maintain a positive streak in the league, with only two wins in 10 games and no consecutive victories. Before the international break, the Dash secured a good home result against the North Carolina Courage. Now, they face the challenge of achieving a second consecutive win, something unprecedented this season.

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To accomplish this, the Houston Dash needs to fix its defensive system. The team concedes more goals than it scores, with 11 goals scored and 18 conceded. With this performance, the Dash occupies the 10th position in the standings. The season is still in its early stages, and the international break could be a valuable opportunity to address their shortcomings and improve consistency.

The next challenge for the Dash is against Racing Louisville, which currently holds the last playoff spot with a record of 2 wins, 2 draws, and 6 losses. The Louisville team has been solid, with fewer than two defeats and at least three goals scored, indicating they will be a tough opponent.

The historical matchups between Houston Dash and Racing Louisville are balanced but slightly favor the Dash. Since Racing Louisville joined the league in 2021, the teams have faced each other 12 times, with Houston winning six, drawing four, and losing only two. In the 2023 campaign, the Dash achieved a 1-0 victory and a 0-0 draw.

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For Houston Dash, the match against Louisville is more than just a game. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that they can overcome instability and start building a positive streak. With defensive adjustments and the momentum from their last win, the Dash has a chance to change its trajectory in the NWSL and show that they can be a competitive force in the league.