Gotham FC vs Houston Dash preview: Striving for a win in Houston

  • Gotham FC and the Houston Dash will play one another in a mid-week battle
  • Here is a preview of the game
Lynn Williams of Gotham FC
Lynn Williams of Gotham FC / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

NJ/NY Gotham FC is coming off their second win of the season after they defeated the North Carolina Courage 1-0.  They have a short turnaround due to their mid-week match against the Houston Dash.  The Bats will seek their second road win of 2024, for Houston has not had a stellar season yet with their 1-3-3 record.

These two teams last met at the end of the 2023 season.  The Dash shocked Gotham FC, beating them at home 2-0.  Therefore, the NJ/NY side will look to return the favor in Texas by stealing all three points.

Meanwhile, the injury list is slowly getting smaller for the Bats.  This is a good sign, for this makes the depth of the squad even scarier.  At the same time, Gotham has a strong enough roster regardless of the injuries.  That was why it was shocking they have struggled greatly in 2024.  The two wins were only 1-0 wins, and they have the offensive power to score multiple goals a game.

Let’s not wait any longer.  Here is the preview of Gotham FC’s game against the Houston Dash.


Gotham FC and the Houston Dash will play one another on Wednesday, May 8.


The game is at 8:00 PM ET.


The match will take place at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX.

How to watch

Fans can watch the game on MSGSN or NWSL+.


It will be a warm evening when Gotham FC and Houston meet on the pitch.  It will be around 82 degrees but the humidity will be around 76%.  Thankfully, there should be no rain, for the night sky should be partly cloudy.

It is of note though that any fans going to the game should be aware the area is still under a river flood warning after the region was hit by torrential rain, causing intense flooding.

Injury report

Midge Purce (knee) is out for the year.  Abby Smith (lower leg), Taylor Smith (thigh), and McCall Zerboni (knee) are on the season-ending injury list at this time.

Tierna Davidson (thigh), Svava Guðmundsdóttir (excused absence), and Kelley O’Hara (knee) are out for the game. Kristen Edmonds (knee) has been upgraded to questionable.

Players to watch

Gotham FC supporters should watch Emily Sonnett.  Her performances on the pitch are not loud, but she makes a difference regardless of whether she is in the midfield or backline.  The way she has filled in for Tierna Davidson has been remarkable.  Although, everyone is aware of her versatility; it is just nice to see it in action.  Therefore, everyone should watch to see what she does against Houston.

Fans should also watch Diana Ordóñez on the Dash.  The forward has three goals this season and has played in every game.  Her ability to play as a striker and attacking midfielder makes her a threat regardless of where she plays.


This could be the game on the road where Gotham FC can come out on top.  Therefore, it is predicted that Gotham FC will win 2-1.  A late goal will lead to all three points, with either Rose Lavelle or Delanie Sheehan scoring the winner.