Spirit Could Clinch NWSL Playoff Spot With Win Friday and Help Saturday
The Washington Spirit (10-3-2, 32 points) looks to extend its lead at the top of the NWSL standings with a Friday night game on the road against the Orlando Pride (6-9-0, 18 points) at Camping World Stadium on August 26th at 7:30 p.m.
Aye, Aye, Krieger! The Captain’s Return
Ali Krieger spent the majority of the last two months away from the Washington Spirit living a lifelong dream: becoming an Olympian. After a disappointing loss on penalty kicks to Sweden in the quarterfinals, the Dumfries, Virginia native quickly turned her attention to what’s next: captaining the Spirit as the team makes a championship push.
Labbé, Matheson, and Zadorsky Bring Home Bronze for Canada
Washington Spirit players Diana Matheson, Stephanie Labbé, and Shelina Zadorsky, along with the rest of the Canadian Olympic soccer team, demonstrated heart, passion, and drive in earning Team Canada a second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.
Spirit Claims Sole Possession of Top of NWSL Table with 2-1 win over Dash
The Washington Spirit (10-3-2, 32 points) claimed sole possession of first place with a 2-1 win against the Houston Dash (3-8-3, 12 points) at BBVA Compass Stadium. Christine Nairn, who had yet to score this season, secured the victory for the Spirit with two goals. Kealia Ohai, the top scorer for the Dash, earned the lone goal for the Dash, but it was not enough to win the team the three points.
Christine Nairn: A Grounded Leader on the Pitch
Christine Nairn, who has been a consistent fixture in the Spirit midfield for the last three seasons, has solidified her role as a veteran voice on the pitch and a player applauded by fans and teammates alike.
Spirit Midfielder Estefania Banini Voted NWSL Player of the Month
Washington Spirit midfielder Estefania Banini was voted the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Month by the NWSL Media Association for the month of July of the 2016 NWSL season.
Olympic Spirit Burns Bright in Brazil
The Olympics are one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world. The mix of world-class talent across so many diverse disciplines is unlike anything else. The Washington Spirit will be represented by its own group of diverse, world-class Olympians in Brazil this month.
Spirit Defeats Sky Blue 3-1 to Remain Tied at the Top of the NWSL Table
First-half goals from midfielder Estefania Banini and forward Cheyna Williams and a second half goal in stoppage time from defender Alyssa Kleiner led the Washington Spirit (9-3-2, 29 points) to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC (6-5-4, 22 points) Sunday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex.
Tori Huster: OG 23
Huster’s hard work and intelligence in the defensive midfield have been a crucial element to the Spirit’s success over the past four years and, as is true for most of the best defensive players, that hard work can easily be overlooked without the ability to quantify her impact through goals or assists.
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.