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Houston Dash announce friendly match against FC Dallas ECNL U-23 women’s team

The Houston Dash will play a friendly match against the FC Dallas Elite Clubs National League Under-23 women’s team on Saturday, June 21 at Roffino Stadium in Dallas, it was announced today. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Tickets for the match are $10 and can be purchased by clicking here (promo code: ECNL).

The match will feature a family coaching battle as Dash head coach Randy Waldrum will face his son, Ben, who leads the FC Dallas ECNL U-23s. It will also be a homecoming for Waldrum, who is a native of Irving, Texas, and two Dash players: Nikki Washington (Mesquite) and Marissa Diggs (Rowlett). Dash goalkeeper Erin McLeod also played two seasons at Southern Methodist University.

The FC Dallas ECNL side is mostly comprised of top college players from Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas, TCU, SMU, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and North Carolina. The team also features a few recent college standouts in University of Texas alumni Hannah Higgins and Kristen Cummins, as well as former Texas A&M standout Rachel Shipley.

FC Dallas will begin its second season in the Elite Clubs National League Under-23 division in early June after finishing 3rd in the nation in the 2013 season.

The Dash begin their inaugural season on April 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium against reigning NWSL champions Portland Thorns FC. Individual tickets are available for purchase at HoustonDashSoccer.com or by calling (713) 276-GOAL.