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    Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars NWSL Semifinal Playoff Tickets on Sale Now

    The playoffs are coming to the Plex! The first home playoff in Washington Spirit history will be on Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Tickets are available at or by calling 301-337-8579.

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    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.

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    Registration Open for Fall Spirit Academy Training Centers

    Spirit Youth Academy Training Centers registration is now open in Silver Spring, Maryland and Chantilly Virginia for October 2016.Spirit Academy Training Centers are open to any intermediate to advanced female player born 2004 to 2009.

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    An Afternoon at the Canadian Embassy

    Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and Diana Matheson spent August making their country proud and winning an Olympic bronze medal for Canada at the Rio Olympic Games. The trio was invited to the Canadian Embassy to meet with Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. David MacNaughton.

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    Washington Spirit to Host NWSL Semifinal Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. ET

    The Washington Spirit will host the first semifinal match of the 2016 NWSL Playoffs at the Maryland SoccerPlex on September 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET against a to-be-determined opponent. The match will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 and available for live and on-demand streaming via the FOX Sports GO app and online at

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    Washington Spirit Falls to Seattle Reign FC 2-0 on the Road

    The Seattle Reign FC (7-6-6, 27 pts) defeated the Washington Spirit (12-4-3, 39 pts) 2-0 in Memorial Stadium in Seattle in front of 4,574 fans. Goals from Seattle veterans Beverly Yanez and Keelin Winters kept the Reign alive in its playoff race.

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    Washington Spirit Clinches Home Playoff with 2-1 Win Over Seattle Reign

    Forward Crystal Dunn led the Washington Spirit (12-3-3, 39 points) to a 2-1, lightning-filled win past the Seattle Reign (6-6-6, 24 points) Wednesday night at Maryland SoccerPlex. The victory clinched the first home playoff game in franchise history.

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    Spirit in the News

    It’s been a big week for the NWSL-leading Washington Spirit. We had a huge game in Orlando Friday and a great result. Check out this list of articles about the team to see what newspapers and websites have to say. If you find any we’re missing, post in the comments.

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    Spirit Clinches NWSL Playoff Spot in 1-1 Draw with WNY Flash

    he Washington Spirit (11-3-3, 36 points) clinched a playoff spot with a 1-1 draw against the Western New York Flash (8-5-4, 28 points) at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The thrilling match between the two teams kept the audience of 4,572 on their feet. Spirit forward Katie Stengel opened the scoring in the 64th minute with a floated ball into an open net.

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    Washington Spirit Super Y Academy Success in 2016

    The Washington Spirit Super Y Academy found success in 2016 both individually and as teams thanks to the hard work of our players, coaches, and staff.