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Carli Lloyd of the Houston Dash Shines in Women’s World Cup Final

On Sunday, midfielder Carli Lloyd led the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup soccer final. Lloyd scored three goals — she’s the first player to do so in a tournament final. She was also one of three members of the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League […]

On Sunday, midfielder Carli Lloyd led the United States to a 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup soccer final. Lloyd scored three goals — she’s the first player to do so in a tournament final. She was also one of three members of the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League to play for the U.S. squad, along with midfielder Morgan Brian (the youngest player in the pitch) and defender Meghan Klingenberg.

With Houston’s own in the spotlight — at a tournament which typically marks the peak of attention towards women’s soccer worldwide — we talk with Brian Ching, Managing Director of the Houston Dash, about the impact of Sunday’s game and the state of women’s soccer here in Houston and across the globe.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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