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Tactical Analysis: San Diego Wave’s win over the Houston Dash

The San Diego Wave heralded their first season in the NWSL by winning their first-ever game in the regular season. The team managed to beat the Houston Dash thanks to a solitary goal from forward Jodie Taylor. It was the ideal way for the team to start their journey in the league.

Here’s a breakdown of how they won the game.

The Formations

San Diego Wave: Sheridan; McNabb, Girma, Riehl, Westphal; Van Egmond; Turnbow, Kornieck, Briede, Jakobsson; Morgan

Houston Dash: Campbell; Chapman, Naughton, Prisock, Hanson; Viggiano, Schmidt; Sánchez, Daly, Prince; Abam

San Diego initially started in a 4-1-4-1 formation, with Alex Morgan as the lone forward.