LIVE NWSL Challenge Cup final: Houston Dash 2-0 Chicago Red Stars

Dash will face off against Red Stars in the final
Dash will face off against Red Stars in the final - (Copyright Zuma Press/PA Images)
16:23pm, Sun 26 Jul 2020
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The Championship game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup will kick off between Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars today.

They each earned their spot in the final through thrilling semi-finals. 

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Welcome back to the NWSL Challenge Cup!

Today we see the one-long tournament come to a close with an exciting Championship match between Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars.

Just over an hour until kick off!

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Dash post tournament highlights

Houston Dash have posted a hype video before the tournament final in one hour!

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Red Stars reference musical

Chicago Red Stars have referenced Hamilton the musical in their tweets building up to the match.

They use a lyric from one of the songs and say: “We’re not throwing away our shot”

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Casey Short out

US international Casey Short will not be available for the final.

The injury report cites a head injury as the reason for her not making an appearance

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Teams are arriving at Rio Tinto Stadium

Both teams are arriving at the stadium!

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Team sheets to be released soon

Both teams will be announcing who will start for them in this final in the next few minutes!

Who will get the start?

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Red Stars announce starting 11 for the final!

Red Stars have revealed who will be starting for them in this Championship game!

Savannah McCaskill and Bianca St. Georges are among the starting team who thrilled in the semi-final.

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Dash announce starting squad!

Dash have released their starting 11 for the final fixture!

Notably Brianna Visalli is starting after being questionable heading into the match due to injury.

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15 minutes to go!

The clash between Dash and Red Stars is just 15 minutes away!

Who will lift the cup?

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Just a few minutes until kick off

Teams are out on the pitch warming up

We’re just minutes away from this final!

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