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Spirit Drop Red Stars to Remain Among NWSL Leaders

The Washington Spirit earned an important three points Saturday night to remain in the hunt for the lead in the National Women’s Soccer League. The Spirit remain in third place with 23 points are 7-2-2 this season, with a game in hand on most of the league and two games on the league-leading Portland Thorns FC. Portland leads the NWSL with 26 points in 13 games.

The Spirit defeated Chicago 2-0 in front of 3,631 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds on Saturday night. The Spirit got goals from Estefania Banini and Katie Stengel. Banini’s goal came in the 20th minute, and Stengel’s came in the 74th minute, seconds after she entered the game as a sub.