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.