In 2013, the Houston Dynamo soccer team announced the creation of the Houston Dash to be a part of the National Women's Soccer League. The all-time scorer for the Houston Dynamo was made the first managing director for the Dash, and the former coach for Notre Dame was made the first head coach. The initial team was put together from a mix of players from the National Women's Soccer League expansion draft, the NWSL College Draft and open tryouts. In March 2014, the Houston Dash had its very first game, and it was a 4-0 win for them against Rice University. The next month, the Houston Dash played its first home game at the BBVA Compass Stadium. In June of that first season, the team landed its first home-game win, 2-1, against the Western New York Flash. You can pick up Houston Dash tickets at StubHub.
Who are the coaches for the Houston Dash?
James Clarkson is the head coach for the Houston Dash, and the assistant coaches for the team are Edward Robinson as well as Twila Kaufman. The goalkeeping coach for the team is Brenton Saylor. The team staff also includes team administrator Carlos Gloria-Martinez, Frances Gilbert as the team's athletic trainer and the assistant equipment manager, Shane Maxwell.
Are there any promotional days at Houston Dash games specifically geared toward children?
There is a Kids Eat Free promotion during one month of the season. Kids 12 years of age and younger get a free kid's meal with the purchase of a ticket. The meal includes a hot dog, popcorn, soda and a cookie. The Kids Eat Free packages are subject to availability and available in select General Admission areas. Adults must buy a separate General Admission ticket for themselves.
What was a well-known and historic game in the history of the Houston Dash franchise?
The Houston Dash made history in November 2019 when they became the first team in the NWSL to play an international friendly game in Mexico. The team played Tigres UANL Femenil in front of 8,000 sports fans at the Estadio Universitario in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. In this special game, the Houston Dash pulled off a 2-1 victory. The Tigres are considered one of the greatest soccer teams in Mexico, so the game was an opportunity for the Houston Dash to show their athleticism against a world-class team on an international stage.
Who has been the most famous player for the Houston Dash?
There have been several Houston Dash players who have found a place in the public eye through their athleticism on the field, but Kealia Ohai has been a major fan favorite over the years. Ohai was the very first draft pick for the Houston Dash in 2014 and went on to leave her mark during her six seasons with the team. Ahead of the 2020 season, Kealia Ohai was traded to the Chicago Red Stars, while Katie Naughton became a new member of the Houston Dash team.
What is the stadium where the Houston Dash play their home games like?
The BBVA Stadium had its groundbreaking on Feb. 5, 2011, and its actual opening day on May 12, 2012. The seating capacity for the stadium is 22,000, and the estimated cost of the build was $95 million. The stadium features 33 main suites and also three party suites that are located in the southeast corner. There are full-service concession stands located all throughout the stadium, and there are four main gates for fan entry and exit.Back to Top
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