Boyds, MD (May 17, 2018) – The Washington Spirit will return home to the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday to host Portland Thorns FC in the club’s first home game in the past three weeks. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. [TICKETS]
Continue reading for a look at some of the most notable statistics heading into the Spirit’s first of two home games against Portland – and only at the Maryland SoccerPlex, before the teams conclude the season series on August 25 at Audi Field – during the 2018 regular season.
87 – Touches per game by Caprice Dydasco, 1st in the NWSL
Spirit defender Caprice Dydasco is one of the only three players in the league who averages more than 75 touches per game.
4 – Spirit players who have played every minute this season
Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, defender Whitney Church, midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Ashley Hatch have recorded the maximum 630 minutes through Washington’s first seven regular season games.
6 – Team-leading blocked shots for Whitney Church
Center back Whitney Church has racked up six blocked shots so far this season, most on the team.
5 – Goals scored at home by the Spirit attack
Washington has scored five of its seven total goals on the season over the course of three home games.
77% – Save percentage for Aubrey Bledsoe, ranking 2nd in the NWSL
Bledsoe’s 37 total saves through seven games ranks first in the NWSL by a wide margin. Her efficiency is also among the league’s best, as only Seattle’s Michelle Betos (83%) has stopped a higher percentage of shots faced.