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Preview: Houston Dash at Reign FC

The Basics

Houston Dash at Reign FC
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m. CT
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, Washington
Watch live on Yahoo Sports

Preview

  1. FOURTH VICTORY IN ALL-TIME SERIES – The Dash will look to earn their fourth win against the Reign as they trail in the all-time series, 1-13-1. Houston will take on Reign FC after hosting them for the club’s 2019 season opener on April 14. The game resulted in a 1-1 tie where Dash forward Nichelle Prince gave Houston the lead early in the first half when she pressured the Reign backline pursing a back pass from Allie Long in the 10th minute. The Canadian international beat Reign FC goalkeeper Michelle Betos with a shot to the far post for her first goal of the season. The Reign equalized in the 58th minute after forward Darian Jenkins’s effort deflected off a Dash defender at the near post, forcing the Dash to settle for a draw.
  2. DASH MILESTONES THIS SEASON – Houston will look to continue earning points under head coach James Clarkson, who has led the team to the best start of the regular season in club history. A victory for the Dash tomorrow could give the Dash their fourth win in seven games, the most victories through seven games in club history.  A goal for the Dash tomorrow would help the club to continue their longest regular season game-scoring streak in the history of the club with seven goals in six games.
  3. DASH PLAYERS IN THE WORLD CUP – As the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup approaches, seven Dash players have left Houston to represent their home countries in France. Canadian players Lindsay Agnew, Allysha Chapman, Nichelle Prince and Sophie Schmidt joined the CanWNT as they compete in Group E against Cameroon, the Netherlands and New Zealand. In Group D play,2018 Team MVP Rachel Daly and England will compete against Argentina, Japan and Scotland. Clare Polkinghorne and Australia are set to face Brazil, Italy and a Jamaica side featuring Dash forward Kayla McCoy in Group C play.

Injury Report

Houston Dash

  • OUT: Meleana Shim (Left ankle), Veronica Latsko (Left knee), Kyah Simon (Right thigh)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Taylor Comeau (Right Arm)
  • INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Lindsay Agnew (CAN), Allysha Chapman (CAN), Nichelle Prince (CAN), Sophie Schmidt (CAN), Rachel Daly (ENG), Clare Polkinghorne (AUS), Kayla McCoy (JAM)

Reign FC

  • OUT: Jasmyne Spencer (SEI – Knee), Taylor Smith (SEI – Knee), Michelle Betos (SEI Achilles), Bev Yanez (Ankle)
  • QUESTIONABLE: None
  • INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Megan Rapinoe (USA), Allie Long (USA), Celia Jimenez Delgado (ESP), Steph Catley (AUS), Elise Kellond-Knight (AUS), Jodie Taylor (ENG), Lydia Williams (AUS), Rumi Utsugi (JPN)
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