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.
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
Dash announce their starting 11
Houston Dash have posted their starting 11 for the match
Royals have revealed their team
Utah Royals have announced their starting 11
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.
Dash v Royals
We’re about to kick off in Utah.
Players are out on the field warming up.
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.
Moment of silence
There is a moment of silence in the stadium in memory of George Floyd.
We are underway!
The third match of the NWSL Challenge Cup has kicked off!
Dash v Royals 1 min: 0-0
Royals get an early chance but Dash’s defence stands firm
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