Racing Louisville Set to Host Rematch against Houston

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June 6, 2024 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)
Racing Louisville FC News Release

Racing Louisville vs. the Houston Dash
Racing Louisville vs. the Houston Dash
(Racing Louisville FC, Credit: Jordan Prather/NWSL)

Racing Louisville is set to return to Lynn Family Stadium after an idle weekend for an encounter with the in-form 10th-place Houston Dash at 8 p.m. Friday.

The game is the first of three matches for Racing on its home turf in June, and the first back at Lynn Family Stadium since its Prime Video debut on May 10 against the Washington Spirit.

The match will be streamed for free on the NWSL+ app and plus.nwslsoccer.com. Fans can follow the radio broadcast of the game on News Talk 1080 AM, online at talkradio1080.iheart.com or the iHeart Radio app.

Racing Louisville (2-2-6, 12 points) is situated in eighth place through 10 games, just above the playoff line with a game in hand over the two outfits ahead of it. Prior to last weekend’s break for players to compete for their respective national teams, the Louisvillians bested the Chicago Red Stars, using a stellar strike from Emma Sears and a gritty defensive effort to pick up three road points and a clean sheet against an opponent in playoff position.

“I think we’ve shown a lot,” coach Bev Yanez said after the win. “I know early on we were known to give up some late opportunities, and I think we’ve shown a lot in our growth.”

Racing now shifts its focus to the Dash, an opponent that Louisville is 1-3-4 against in regular-season matchups and 2-6-4 across all competitions. Both wins against Houston have come at Lynn Family Stadium, including a 3-0 victory last summer in the NWSL Challenge Cup.

Racing is one of six NWSL clubs with fewer than two losses and at least a plus-three goal differential on home soil this season.

After a tough beginning to the campaign under new coach Fran Alonso, Houston has picked up six points from its last three matches. Away from Shell Energy Stadium, the Dash are 2-2-1, winning its previous road encounter at BMO Stadium against Angel City through a second-half stoppage-time goal from defender and former Angel City player Paige Nielsen.

Before the break in play, the Dash took down the North Carolina Courage, 3-0, a significant reversal of the 5-1 loss to the Courage to open the season. Three different players found the back of the net for the Texas outfit, including Swiss international Ramona Bachmann, who converted her first since joining from Paris Saint-Germain in early April.

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