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New Look Washington Spirit Open 5th Season in Germantown on Saturday



After coming within a hair of winning the National Women’s Soccer League Championship game in October, the Washington Spirit and Head Coach/General Manager Jim Gabara decided it was time to shake things up, and the 2017 edition of the Washington Spirit is very different from the team which fans have seen playing at the Maryland SoccerPlex for the past two or three years.


The Spirit will begin their 5th season at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds as the NWSL begins what it hopes will be the league’s most successful season. With a new national cable television deal with Lifetime Cable Networks, 2017 promises to be another exciting season despite the many changes to the Spirit’s lineup.

The Spirit will be featured on the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime three times this season; the Orlando Pride road game on Saturday, April 22 at 4:00 pm/pregame at 3:30 pm; the Chicago Red Star road game on Saturday, June 17, 4:00 pm/pregame at 3:30 pm; and the North Carolina Courage road game on August 19, 4:00 pm/pregame at 3:30 pm.