Washington Spirit Back in Action in Boyds on Saturday
New Jersey Sky Blue FC will make its only visit to the Maryland SoccerPlex for the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League regular season this Saturday evening, as the Washington Spirit plays the second leg of a two-game homestand. Kickoff is set for 7:00 pm, on Saturday, April 6.
The Spirit enter the match seeking its first win of the season, after coming up just short in a 1-0 decision last Saturday at home against the Houston Dash. Canadian international goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé and the Spirit back line limited their opponent to one goal for a third straight week, helping land Labbé and defender Estelle Johnson on the NWSL Team of the Month for April. Labbé has racked up 17 saves over the course of three matches in April, which is good for second in the league. Johnson’s eight tackles won are tied for the second-most in the NWSL.
Denmark international midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen’s first career NWSL goal in the Spirit’s 1-1 draw against the Orlando Pride on April 22 is the only goal so far this season for the club. Spirit head coach and general manager Jim Gabarra’s squad enters Week 4 looking to get the offense on track.
“This should be a quality match against Sky Blue and a great opportunity to improve,” Gabarra said. “Sky Blue has a talented roster