The Dash recently acquired North Carolina Courage’s US WNT defender Abby Dahlkemper, who last appeared for Manchester City in the Women’s Super League in England. Dahlkemper won several Supporter Shields and an NWSL championship with the Courage. Houston also recently signed striker Michelle Alozie for the remainder of the 2021 season.
The Dash have split their last two games with a win and a home loss last week. Houston beat Racing Louisville 1-0 last Sunday when Rachel Daly scored the only goal of the game. The Dash then played in a weekday matchup against OL Reign on Wednesday night where the Reign scored early and the Dash was unable to find the back of the net and lose 1-0 at home.
Teammates Rachel Daly and Veronica Latsko lead the Dash with three goals each in 16 games this season. The Dash also has four players with two assists in 2020.
Orlando traveled to Houston earlier this season, the first meeting of the two teams this year. Gunny Jónsdóttir dropped 2-0 in the second half and scored her first goal as a member of Pride, bringing Orlando back in a single step. The pride failed to find balance, however, and ended with a 2-1 result in the club’s first loss of the year.
Sunday’s matchup against The Dash will be Orlando’s second national televised game of the season and the only Pride home game to be shown on national television. The game will be unveiled on CBS after it was previously shown on the CBS Sports Network in Washington on Aug. 22.