Houston Dash News

MATCH PREVIEW: The Houston Dash Open Two-Game Homestand with Pride Night 


HOUSTON (June 14, 2024) – The Houston Dash return to Shell Energy Stadium on Saturday, June 15 to host Angel City FC for Pride Night. The first 2,500 fans to enter the venue on Saturday will receive a Pride themed crossbody bag, courtesy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Saturday’s game marks the second meeting of the season between the Dash and Angel City. Houston earned three points in Southern California earlier this season following a last-minute goal from defender Paige Nielsen. The defender was traded from Angel City to Houston in April prior to the trade deadline. Houston has tallied three clean sheets since Nielsen’s arrival and currently sits three points behind a playoff spot.

The Dash look to bounce back following a 2-0 loss on the road to Racing Louisville FC last Friday. Five players who joined their national team during the FIFA window took the field last week. Jane Campbell, Barbara Olivieri, Sarah Puntigam and Tarciane started the match plus Diana Ordóñez entered the game in the second half. Houston was without Ramona Bachmann, who also reported for international duty, due to a lower leg injury.

Campbell currently leads the league in saves with 59 and after 12 games she averages five saves per game. She finished with two last Friday against Racing Louisville, her lowest tally since the last meeting with Angel City on May 12. The goalkeeper has tallied three saves in three matches this season and set a new club record for saves in a single game on May 5 when she finished with 12 saves against the Kansas City Current. She is currently tied for the best goals against average in the league and has four clean sheets this season.

The all-time series is currently tied at 1-1-3 (WLD) with the first three matches ending in a draw. A victory on Saturday would give Houston their first triumph at home over Angel City and improve their record to 2-1-3 against the California squad. Houston looks to build on recent momentum at home following a 3-0 victory over the North Carolina Courage prior to the FIFA window and a 1-1 draw with KC Current on May 5.

Angel City look to snap a four-game winless streak that began on May 12 after their loss to the Dash at BMO Stadium. Angel City lost 2-1 on the road to NJ/NY Gotham FC following the international break. Their last point came in a 0-0 draw at home against San Diego Wave FC on May 23.

The Dash close this two-game homestand on Saturday, June 22 when they host San Diego at Shell Energy Stadium.

Saturday’s game will air on ION (TV Guide) and fans can listen to the game in Spanish on Deportes Nation (website).