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Preview: Dash Host Chicago on 713 Night in first match after Women's World Cup

The Houston Dash will look to earn their fourth victory of the season Saturday evening as they take on the Chicago Red Stars at 7:30 p.m. CDT at BBVA Stadium. A win tonight could vault Houston back into the thick of the NWSL playoff race at the halfway point of the season.

Saturday's match will be Houston's first since the FIFA Women's World Cup concluded and will represent a tremendous opportunity for Houston-area media to speak with women's soccer fans about the tournament and about what's next for women's soccer in America. The Dash sent seven players to France for the World Cup - four Canadians and one player each with Australia, England and Jamaica.

WHO: 

Houston Dash (3-4-4; 13 pts.) vs. Chicago Red Stars (4-5-2; 14 pts.) 

WHEN: 

Saturday, July 13 – 7:30 p.m. CDT 

WHERE:

BBVA Stadium – 2200 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77003

STREAM: 

Yahoo! Sports 

Here are three key points ahead of Saturday’s game: 

  1. FACE OFF AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S CAPTAIN SAM KERR – After advancing out of the group stage at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Dash defenderClare Polkinghorne and Australia fell to Norway on penalty kicks in the Round of 16. Polkinghorne will return to a backline tasked during the match to shut down Australian forward Sam Kerr, who is the two-time defending NWSL Golden Boot champion and who currently sits at the top of the scoring chart this season with nine goals.
  2. EXTENDING SCORING STREAK AT HOME – The Dash will look to extend their longest regular-season scoring streak at home through 14 consecutive games. Australian forward Kyah Simon has scored in back-to-back games for the Dash and looks to keep her streak alive against Chicago.
  3. DASH OUT FOR REVENGE – The Dash will seek to gain three points from a Chicago side they have already faced once this season. The two teams met for a showdown on May 19 at BBVA Stadium, where Chicago rode two early goals by Sam Kerr en route to a 2-1 victory over the Dash. Midfielder Sofia Huerta scored the lone goal for the Dash.