After seeing his team shutout for the second consecutive week, Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum did not hide his displeasure with what has suddenly turned into an underachieving side more than a quarter of the way into the season. Friday night’s 1-0 loss to the Orlando Pride dropped the Dash under .500 and left them 7-14-4 all-time at home.
“The part our staff is struggling with is finding three players (up front) with the eagerness to want to be dangerous,” Waldrum said as part of measured but scathing commentary mostly directed at his strikers. He went on to single out Rachel Daly as the Dash’s most dangerous player “since day one” but did not single out anyone in the negative.
Watch Waldrum’s full press conference here:
The coach was also frustrated with the high number of times his players were caught offside. The flash went up on the Dash seven times Friday night, many of which were preventable, Waldrum said.
“There is no excuse for a wide player who can see all the way down and across the backline to be in an offside position.”
The Dash scored three goals in an opening night win over the Chicago Red Stars but have scored only three in the five games since, from which they have one win and a 0-0 draw against Sky Blue. At 2-3-1 (7 points) the Dash went to bed Friday night in seventh place.
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