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Boise native Sofia Huerta allegedly assaulted by a fan after match

Huerta was playing with her professional team when the incident occurred.
Credit: Omar Vega/Getty Images
HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 08: Sofia Huerta (14) and Maria Sanchez (17) during the match between Mexico and United States at BBVA Compass Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

HOUSTON — After playing in the National Women's Soccer League's (NWSL) first-ever international friendly game, Boise's Sofia Huerta was allegedly assaulted by a fan.

Huerta, who graduated from Boise's Centennial High School in 2011, was playing with her professional soccer team, the Houston Dash, in Monterrey, Mexico against La Liga MX's 'Tigres Femenil' Saturday night.

After the team's 2-1 loss, Huerta was taking pictures with fans, when, according to an article by The Equalizer, Huerta was taking a selfie with a man, when he allegedly placed his hand on her chest.

A photo circling on social media claimed to show the alleged incident.

KTVB has chosen not to post that photo.

The Dash, along with Tigres, released a statement on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

In part, the statement says they condemn the man's behavior and vow to take legal action and ban him for life from all Tigres events.

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Huerta, who once played for Mexico's national team, made the one-time switch, becoming the first player to play for both the U.S. and Mexican national teams.

She has earned three caps and one assist with the USWNT in her career, with her last appearance in June 2018.

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In the offseason, Huerta plays professionally in Australia where she helped Sydney FC win the W-League title.

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