After sitting along in the top spot in the National Women’s Soccer League for the first five weeks of the season, the Washington Spirit are suddenly finding less and less separation between themselves and the rest of the league. The Spirit suffered their first loss of the season on the West Coast Saturday night as they fell to the Portland Thorns FC 4-1. While the Spirit remain at the top of the leaderboard, they now share the top spot with the Chicago Red Stars, who defeated
The Washington Spirit announced today that Mark Parsons has stepped down as the team’s Head Coach and General Manager. “On behalf of the Spirit organization, we’d like to thank Mark for his tremendous efforts to build a championship team from the pros to the academy,” said Ashlee Comber, Vice President of Operations. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside Mark. He is an amazing human-being, and we wish him and his family all the best.” In a note he posted to Twit
For the second year in a row the Washington Spirit traveled to Seattle for a semi-final playoff game, and for the second year in a row, the Washington Spirit lost to Seattle in a semi-final playoff game. Seattle Reign FC defeated the Spirit 3-0 in the NWSL semifinal. While both teams played tight in the first half, the Spirit fought off the Reign’s strong pressure, the game was tied going into halftime. The talented Reign offense had the Spirit’s defenders on their heels most
The Washington Spirit’s home unbeaten streak at the Maryland SoccerPlex here in Germantown remains intact this 2015 season, but Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw with the Western New York Flash felt more like a loss than a draw to most of the over 4,000 fans at the Plex. By giving up a goal in the final minute of regulation, the Spirit let two very important points slip out their grasp. And for the second game in a row, the Spirit dominated play but did not come away from the game w
The stadium at Maryland SoccerPlex was packed with fans last Saturday night and the pitch was packed wth FIFA Women’s World Cup players, as the Spirit managed a 1-1 draw to keep pace with the National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars. The game marked the return of Spirit Women’s World Cuppers Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris to the field, as the hosted Chicago with World Cup champs Julie Johnson, Christen Press and Lori Chalupny. The Red Stars tested Harris and th
The Washington Spirit hope to continue their undefeated season on Saturday as they take on the Chicago Red Stars, top team in the National Women’s Soccer League at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. The Spirit welcomed Women’s World Cup heroes Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris home with a sell-out crowd and a brief ceremony before last week’s 3-0 victory over the Seattle Reign. While Krieger and Harris didn’t play last week, they will be back on the pitch this Saturday. “Thes
The Washington Spirit, Germantown’s professional sports franchise, continued their home unbeaten streak at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash avenging the season-opening loss. It was Crystal Dunn who scored the lone goal in the 56th minute. After a physical first half, which tested the Spirit backline of veteran Tori Huster and rookie Caprice Dydasco, who was making her first professional start. Huster had missed three games prior to
The Washington Spirit, Germantown’s hometown professional sports team, will put their 2015 home unbeaten streak on the line as they face the Boston Breakers on Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 pm at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. The Spirit are 4-2-1 this season and are in second place with 13 points, three points ahead of Saturday’s opponent the Boston Breakers and two points behind the Chicago Red Stars. The Breakers are 3-3-1 this season. Last week the Spirit beat the Port
Germantown’s professional sports franchise, the Washington Spirit hope to get their first win of the very young NWSL season on Saturday as they host the defending National Women’s Soccer League Champions FC Kansas City. The Spirit home opener will take place at 7:00 pm at Maureen Hendricks Field in the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds against FC Kansas City, who come to the Germantown area after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Sky Blue FC in Kansas City last week. FC Kansas City boasts
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