LIVE NWSL Challenge Cup 1-0: Washington Spirit v Houston Dash

Spirit face Dash in today's live NWSL Challenge Cup clash
Spirit face Dash in today's live NWSL Challenge Cup clash - (Copyright Zuma Press/PA Images)
16:27pm, Sun 12 Jul 2020
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Washington Spirit take on Houston Dash in their last match in the preliminary rounds of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup.

They have both already played three matches since the tournament began on June 27 and the quarter-finals will be played next week.

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Welcome back to the NWSL Challenge Cup!

Washington Spirit will compete against Houston Dash in this final preliminary clash for the two clubs.

If either side pick up a win today they will move into second position.

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Spirit have released their starting 11

Spirit have announced their squad!

Rose Lavelle misses out on today’s match with an injury 

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Dash reveal their squad

Dash have released their starting 11!

Keep an eye out for Daly and Mewis

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15 minutes until kick off!

We only have 15 minutes until we are due to kick off in Utah

Who will come out the victor?

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National anthem

As the national anthem plays in the stadium the majority of players and staff have taken a knee.

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Kick off!

Spirit v Dash is underway!

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Spirit v Dash 2 min: 0-0

Both teams are finding their feet in this match, testing passes, with both giving the ball back to their keepers

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Spirit v Dash 2 min: 0-0

Spirit corner

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Spirit v Dash 2 min: 0-0

Daly with great defensive moves by preventing a header goal

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Spirit v Dash 3 min: 0-0

Dash’s Stengal had a chance there but it went wide

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