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    Spirit Falls to Sky Blue FC 1-0 on the Road

    The Washington Spirit (8-3-2, 26 points) fell to regional rivals Sky Blue FC (6-4-4, 22 points) 1-0 on the road. A driven shot by English international and Sky Blue rookie Leah Galton made the difference for the team.

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    Spirit Can Take Sole Possession of First Place in New Jersey Saturday

    The Washington Spirit (8-2-2, 26 points) will take on Sky Blue FC (5-4-4, 19 points) at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on Saturday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. This is the third meeting between the regional rivals, and the first of two back-to-back games as the teams meet again next Saturday in suburban Washington as well.

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    Washington Spirit Reserves Head to Playoffs this Weekend

    The Washington Spirit pro team is not the only winning team within the Washington Spirit organization. The Washington Spirit Reserves, a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), is on quite the winning streak of its own. The undefeated Reserves just clinched the Colonial Conference of the WPSL with a record of 9-0-1 (25 points).

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    Washington Spirit Midfielder Estefania Banini Voted NWSL Player of the Week

    Washington Spirit midfielder Estefania Banini was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association for Week 13 of the 2016 NWSL season.

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    Banini Brace Lifts Spirit Over FC Kansas City 3-2

    The Washington Spirit (8-7-2, 26 points) defeated FC Kansas City (3-6-4, 13 points) on the road with a hard fought 3-2 win in front of 2,013 fans. Estefania Banini earned a brace and Joanna Lohman scored her fourth goal of the season, which lifted the Spirit to a 3-2 win over the defending National Women’s Soccer League champions.

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    Washington Spirit Signs Danish International Line Sigvardsen Jensen

    The Washington Spirit has signed Danish national team defender/midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen, pending receipt of her P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). As per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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    Washington Spirit Adds Second U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy in Maryland

    Washington Spirit has been awarded a Maryland chapter of it’s U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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    Five Washington Spirit Players Named to Olympic Rosters

    Five Washington Spirit players will participate in the Rio Olympics this August. Forward Crystal Dunn and defender Ali Krieger will represent the U.S. Women’s National Team , while midfielder Diana Matheson, defender Shelina Zadorksy and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé will play for the Canadian Women’s National Team.

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    Washington Spirit defeats Chicago Red Stars 2-0

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    BOYDS, Md (July 9, 2016) – The Washington Spirit (7-2-2, 23 points) defeated the Chicago Red Stars (5-4-3, 18 points) 2-0 in front of 3,631 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit earned one goal in each of the two halves against Chicago.

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    Alyssa Kleiner is Ready to Provide Leadership on the Spirit Backline

    Although still considered a new member on an established team, Kleiner’s impact on the field is already being felt. After solidifying her spot as starting left back early in the season, Kleiner has played almost every minute with 798 minutes total and tallied one assist.