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Stoppage time goal downs Houston Dash

Erika Tymrak in action for the USA
Erika Tymrak in action for the USAPhoto by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Houston Dash’s unbeaten run came to an end in the most devastating fashion on Saturday night as a stoppage time goal saw FC Kansas City steal a 2-1 win at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The match started slowly with neither side really being able to assert their dominance on the match in the opening 30 minutes.

But a Houston Dash corner just after the half hour brought up the excitement as Osinache Ohale headed the corner back, before Tiffany McCarty tried to score a tap-in only for the ball to fall and a scramble to ensue before Kansas City cleared the ball.

That clearance sparked a counter for FC Kansas City and they were able to threaten the Houston Dash defense with an impressive counter that allowed Erika Tymrak to hit a shot from outside the area that bounced back off the crossbar for Merritt Mathis but she was denied by Bianca Henninger.

In the 38th minute Henniger was to the rescue again as Tymrak made an impressive run through the Dash defense before shooting, but being denied by a superb save from Henninger at full stretch to keep it scoreless at half-time.

The second half started in much the same way as both sides really struggled to take control in a tight start to the half yet again.

But in the 66th minute Jenna Richmond was able to find space, after a phenomenal pass, and from 35 yards hit a phenomenal shot that left Henniger with no chance.

With ten minutes to play Houston managed to find an equalizer as Stephanie Ochs’ corner was able to find Becky Edwards who was able to head home the goal, her first of the season.

That saw Dash thinking they were going to take a point, but in stoppage time it all fell away for the Dash as Tymrak was able to get past her defenders and curl in a cross for Silva to head in at the very last moment.