The Houston Dash will host their first international friendly at* BBVA Stadium* on Sunday, Sept. 19 when they welcome Tigres UANL from LigaMX Femenil in Mexico. Kickoff for the match is set for 6 p.m. CDT.
“We have a fantastic relationship with Tigres and this really brings everything full circle. We learned so much from our first visit to Monterrey in 2019 and that was really a catalyst for a deeper connection between our two teams,” Dynamo and Dash president John Walker said. “We look forward to a great match at BBVA Stadium in September and offering our fans a world-class exhibition between our two clubs.”
The friendly will be the first of its kind at BBVA Stadium and the second meeting between both teams. Tigres hosted Houston at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey, Mexico on Oct. 5 and the LigaMX Femenil side edged past the Dash with a late penalty kick for a 2-1 victory.
“We are absolutely thrilled to host Tigres at BBVA Stadium later this year. We had such a fantastic experience in 2019 and look to offer them the same outstanding hospitality they gave us,” Dash head coach James Clarkson said. “On the field, they are the top team in their league and this is another fantastic opportunity to showcase the Dash on the international stage.”
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September’s friendly will be the second international exhibition for Clarkson and the Dash this year. Houston represented the NWSL at the Women’s International Challenge Cup in Portland, Oregon last week.
Tigres is the reigning LigaMX Femenil champion and have won the title four times since 2018. Tigres have also reached the final in six consecutive tournaments, the most in LigaMX Femenil history. The club is led by Liliana Mercado, who has earned 107 appearances for the four-time LigaMX Femenil champions. The roster includes veteran midfielder Lydia Rangel and former Dash forward Maria Sanchez.
Sanchez joined the Dash for a short-term loan earlier this summer and scored in her Dash debut at BBVA Stadium. The forward appeared in three games for Houston prior to reporting for international duty with the Mexican Women’s National Team.