Amy Rodriguez Sets Up Beautiful Goal For Diana Matheson As Utah Royals FC Strike First
HERRIMAN, Utah – Utah Royals FC put up the first goal of the match and their first of the Challenge Cup in Herriman, Utah.
The goal came in the 35th minute when forward Amy Rodriguez tracked down the ball on the right side of the goal when she fired a pass into the box. All that Diana Matheson had to do was lightly tap the ball into the back of the net past the Houston Dash goalkeeper.
Matheson’s goal gave the Royals a 1-0 late in the first half.
It’s the season opening match for the Royals as 8 teams in the National Women’s Soccer League are playing a tournament in Herriman at the Real Salt Lake Soccer Academy.
The Royals match against the Dash is the third match of the preliminary round. The Challenge Cup started with a 2-1 win for the North Carolina Courage over Portland Thorns FC. Later on Saturday, the Washington Spirit defeated the Chicago Red Stars by a final score of 2-1.
The Dash leveled the match at one goal apiece later in the first half in stoppage time.
All matches of the NWSL Challenge Cup can be seen on CBS All Access.
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