Spirit Exercises Options on Nine Players; Offers New Contracts to Six
The Washington Spirit has offered new contracts to six players and exercised the 2017 contract options on nine players.
Crystal Dunn and USWNT Face Switzerland Twice this Week
Washington Spirit‘s Crystal Dunn is in Sandy, Utah this week for the October U.S. Women’s National Team camp.
Pro Team Head Coach Jim Gabarra to Run Spirit Academy Training Centers
Washington Spirit General Manager and Head Coach Jim Gabarra will run the final installments of the Fall Spirit Academy Training Centers on Monday, October 24th in Virginia and Friday, October 28 in Maryland.
Caprice Dydasco Suffers Torn ACL during NWSL Championship
Washington Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco tore her left ACL during the NWSL Championship against Western New York Flash on Sunday, October 9. The Honolulu native will return home to Hawaii for surgery and rehab.
Washington Spirit Falls to Western New York Flash on Penalty Kicks in NWSL Championship
The Washington Spirit fell to the Western New York Flash in a devastating and well fought 2016 NWSL Championship final that came down to penalty kicks. Crystal Dunn scored twice for the Washington Spirit, equaling the amount of goals she scored during the entire regular season.
Washington Spirit 2016 Team Awards
Following a week of voting by fans, media, and the Spirit coaching staff, the following players joined Golden Boot winner Estefi Banini as Washington Spirit 2016 Team Award winners.
Spirit in the News
Check out this list of articles about the team to see what newspapers and websites have to say as we’re gearing up to play in the NWSL Championship for the first time in franchise history! Read what people are saying about the Washington Spirit.
Washington Spirit edges Chicago Red Stars 2-1 in OT, advances to NWSL Final
A game-winning goal in the 111th minute by Francisca Ordega vaulted the Washington Spirit to a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Friday night, as 4,249 fans packed the Maryland SoccerPlex for an NWSL semifinal match.
U.S. Paralympic Flag Bearer Josh Brunais Named as Honorary Captain for Washington Spirit Semifinal
The Washington Spirit will present 2016 U.S. Paralympic 7-a-side soccer team member Josh Brunais as Honorary Captain for the NWSL Semifinal Playoff Friday night. The war hero from Stafford, Virginia saved the lives of 14 following a helicopter crash and was chosen to be the U.S. flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Washington Spirit Falls to Chicago Red Stars 3-1 in Final Regular Season NWSL Match
The Chicago Red Stars (9-5-6, 33 pts) defeated the Washington Spirit (12-5-3, 39 pts) 3-1 at Toyota Park in Chicago in the final regular season match for both teams. An early second half goal from Crystal Dunn was not enough to overcome the Chicago goals scored by Christen Press, Cara Walls, and Sofia Huerta.