Super Falcons star Michelle Alozie was shown a straight card as Houston Dash lost 1-0 away to San Diego Wave, in the US National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) game on Sunday night.
Alozie was sent off in the 33rd minute for denying a goal-scoring opportunity when she fouled Rachel Hill about 50 yards from goal.
San Diego took advantage of the extra player in the second half and put significant pressure on the Houston Dash.
The resistance of the away team was eventually broken as Jaedyn Shaw scored in the 57th minute.
The defeat leaves Houston Dash in 10th place on 20 points from 18 games in the 12-team NWSL league table with four matches remaining in the regular season.
Alozie has made 14 appearances and has scored two goals in the NWSL this season.