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Dash On

Former Houston Dash player Nikki Washington, 25, received a huge homecoming at the Dash’s inaugural game and season opener, April 11,  against her previous team, Portland Thorns FC. Why do I say former already although the season kicked off just under a month ago? Washington now plays for the Boston Breakers in a trade that has brought Canadian midfielder Kaylyn Kyle to Houston.

But before the Mesquite, TX native returned to the northeast (she played for the Breakers in 2011) , she proudly sported Dash colors. I interviewed Washington after the team’s first match to find out more about what it was like to be back in her home state playing in front of two very familiar faces and got her thoughts on what some considered a questionable call in the 90th minute of the game.

The Dash return to action at home, May 3, (sans Washington) against FC Kansas City. Washington won’t be back on the pitch in Houston until July, when the Breakers take on her newest old team.

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Soccer in the Village

Picking up where it left off last season, Dynamo Zone returns this week on HCCTV. We recorded the first show of the year at the store Soccer 4 All in Rice Village. Soccer 4 All is run by Jen Cooper from the show Keeper Notes on Yahoo Sports Radio 1560.

On Dynamo Zone, I write and record the teases and also do packages, interviews and demonstrations. This week’s show is about the new roster additions to the Houston Dynamo and updates on the National Women’s Soccer League team, the Houston Dash, which is owned and operated by the Dynamo, plus Brendan Keyes – owner and head coach of the Houston Hurricanes stopped by for an interview and English Premier League talk.

The Houston Hurricanes is a semi-professional soccer team that plays in the Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL). Keyes brought everyone Hurricanes gear including the green and white striped scarf I’m sporting around my neck during my stand-up! Learn more about the Houston Hurricanes here: http://www.houstonhurricanesfc.com/

You’ll probably see more of Dynamo Zone from Soccer 4 All in the coming weeks. We’re taking a break from recording at BBVA Compass Stadium for now until the season kicks off in March.

See more from Soccer 4 All here: http://soccer4all.com/

Pics from the shoot are below!