Reigning Challenge Cup champion Houston Dash welcomes the Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas on Friday night. The game starts at 8:30 am and you can watch it all on the CBS Sports Network. The game is a rematch of last year’s Challenge Cup final, in which Houston beat Chicago 2-0 to become the first Challenge Cup champions. You can stay up to date on this weekend’s games with our Challenge Cup preview.
Both teams will miss key starters in the face of an international window during the Challenge Cup, along with some injuries. Dash head coach James Clarkson has stated that this is a new era for the Dash as the team embarks on a new journey as a team defending a title rather than chasing a trophy. Red Stars head coach Rory Dames valued the depth of his team as a key factor in finding hardware.
We’ll be with live updates of today’s game: