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Canada’s Prince scores a header as Houston Dash tie Racing Louisville


Canada’s Nichelle Prince scored with a header to help the Houston Dash earn a 1-1 draw against Racing Louisville on Saturday in an NWSL game in Lousville, Kentucky.

It was the first goal of the season for the 27-year-old Ajax, Ont., native.

Louisville tied the game five minutes later, as Jessica McDonald scored on her own head off a cross from Lauren Milliet in the 82nd minute.

Prince, a Houston forward since 2017, was part of Canada’s women’s soccer teams that won Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 and bronze at Rio 2016.

Sophie Schmidt of Abbotsford, BC played 72 minutes for Houston.

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Canadian Nichelle Prince scores in Houston’s draw with Racing Louisville

The Olympian headed the game’s first goal in what ended in a 1-1 draw at Kentucky.

In other Saturday action, the Orlando Pride tied visiting Kansas City Current at 2-2.

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir and Toni Pressley scored for the home side. Elyse Bennett and Kristen Hamilton responded for Kansas City.

Canadian goaltender Erin McLeod played the full game for Orlando and stopped six shots.

Winnipeg’s Desiree Scott also played the full game for Kansas City, receiving a yellow card in the second half. Her teammate Victoria Pickett, of Barrie, Ont., played 84 minutes.

Game 3 scheduled for Saturday, between Gotham FC and North Carolina Courage, has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.




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