LIVE NWSL Challenge Cup: Houston Dash v Utah Royals FC

Dash and Royals will compete against each other today
Dash and Royals will compete against each other today - (Copyright PA)
17:14pm, Tue 30 Jun 2020
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The National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup is back in action today with Houston Dash competing against Utah Royals.

The match is the first for both teams in the month-long competition being held in Utah. And while the Royals may have home advantage, they won’t be able to relish in having a home crowd as the tournament is behind-closed-doors.

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Welcome to Houston Dash v Utah Royals

The match, scheduled to kick off at 10.30am MDT / 5.30pm BST, is the first for both teams in this tournament

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Dash announce their starting 11

Houston Dash have posted their starting 11 for the match

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Royals have revealed their team

Utah Royals have announced their starting 11

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Royals confirm injury report

Royals have confirmed four of their players are unavailable for the match.

Kelley O’Hara, Desiree Scott, Mallory Weber and Aminata Diallo will all not play a part in today’s game.

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Dash v Royals

We’re about to kick off in Utah.

Players are out on the field warming up.

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National anthem

The majority of players and staff have opted to take a knee for the anthem.

All players and staff are wearing Black Lives Matter shirts also.

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Moment of silence

There is a moment of silence in the stadium in memory of George Floyd.

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Kick off!

We are underway!

The third match of the NWSL Challenge Cup has kicked off!

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Dash v Royals 1 min: 0-0

Royals get an early chance but Dash’s defence stands firm

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Dash v Royals 2 min: 0-0

Royals’ Rodriguez challenges Dash’s keeper to nearly get a chance but it ends in a goal kick

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