Preview: Houston Dash at FC Kansas City

THE BASICS
Houston Dash at FC Kansas City
Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. CT
Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, Missouri

BROADCAST INFORMATION
Stream: HoustonDashSoccer.com/live – 7:00 p.m.

REFEREE: Ekaterina Koroleva. Assistant Referees: Amanda Ross, Rachel Smith. 4th Official: Greg Dopka.

PREVIEW
The Houston Dash (3-4-4, 13 points) travel to face FC Kansas Ccity (5-1-3, 18 points) in the second meeting between the two clubs this season. The Dash lost their second straight match last Sunday against the Chicago Red Stars, a 2-1 result. FC Kansas City hasn’t played since July 9, when they defeated the Boston Breakers 3-2 on the road. Houston and FCKC will face each other again in short order on July 29 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

INJURY REPORT (as of Sunday, July 19)

HOUSTON DASH -- OUT: Stephanie Ochs (right knee ACL surgery); Brittany Bock (sports hernia); Allysha Chapman (abdominal strain); Lauren Sesselmann (left knee injury)

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • ALL TIME (4 meetings): Dash 0 wins, 3 goals … FCKC 3 wins, 10 goals … Ties 1
  • AT KANSAS CITY (1 meeting): Dash 0 wins, 2 goals … FCKC 0 wins, 2 goals … Ties 1
  • LAST MEETING: 5/2: HOU 0, FCKC 2 (Bogus 42; Groom 51)
  • 7/29: Houston Dash vs. FC Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. CT

SCOUTING FC KANSAS CITY
Following their NWSL championship in 2014, FC Kansas City has continued to stay near the top of the league table through the first half of 2015. FCKC is currently on a two-game winning streak after downing the Boston Breakers and Washington Spirit in consecutive weeks. Kansas City is led in scoring with four goals by rookie Shea Groom, who was named NWSL Player of the Week but will miss Monday’s match with a broken foot. FCKC welcomes back U.S. Women’s National Team players Amy Rodriguez, Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly and Becky Sauerbrunn.

DASH START THREE GAME STRETCH
Monday is the first of three games in a span of nine days for the Dash. After the match in Kansas City, the Dash will travel to Western New York to face the Flash on Saturday. It's another quick turnaround from there, returning to Houston to host FCKC again at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 29.

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