Rachel Daly scored one memorable goal for Houston last weekend. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)

Rachel Daly Wednesday was named winner of the National Women’s Soccer League goal of the week.

The Houston Dash forward scored the second goal in a 2-0 season-opening victory over the Chicago Red Stars.

The former St. John’s University standout tallied an insurance score in the 80th minute at BBVA Compass Stadium.

After forward Kealia Ohai gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute, Daly gave the hosts some breathing room late in the match.

In the 80th minute, Ohai went down the left side and sent a low cross to Daly at the right side of the penalty area. As Daly controlled the ball, she made a half turn to get away from her mark and curled a shot to the upper left corner of the net.

Here are two looks to Daly’s goal:

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Both videos courtesy of the Houston Dash Facebook page



Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.