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Washington Spirit continues long-standing partnership with Arlington Soccer Association

BOYDS, MD (May 18, 2017) – The Washington Spirit has renewed its long-standing partnership with the Arlington Soccer Association as a Youth Club Partner for the 2017 season.

Through the partnership, Arlington Soccer Association players gain exclusive training sessions with the pros, attendance to open practices during the season, preferred access to youth experiences at home games, and discounted season tickets for the club.

“Our coaching staff and players enjoyed the many opportunities we had to interact with Arlington coaches and players in 2016, and look forward to continuing that tradition in 2017,” said Washington Spirit President Chris Hummer. “Arlington members were also among the biggest supporters in the stands, so obviously we look forward doing everything we can to grow that as well.”

Washington Spirit Youth Club Partnerships were formed to create a close relationship between the Spirit and local soccer clubs based on providing valuable experiences and access to the professional game and coaching methods for their staff, parents, and players. Arlington has taken advantage of the relationship while supporting the team in the stands

“ASA is excited about supporting professional soccer in the D.C. area,” said ASA Executive Director Justin Wilt. “We are so fortunate to have two pro teams in our backyard, and being able to connect our families to the top level of the women’s’ game via the Spirit is simply a must.  I love being able to share top-flight role models with our female players.”

The Arlington Soccer Association provides quality soccer programs and experiences for people of all abilities and backgrounds to encourage personal growth and advance soccer in the area. Founded in 1970, it is one of the oldest clubs in the D.C. area and has grown to be one of the largest, serving over 9,000 children via over 700 teams and multiple programs and events.

For more information on the Arlington Soccer Association, visit www.arlingtonsoccer.com/.

For more information on Washington Spirit Youth Club Partnerships, visit www.washingtonspirit.com/youth-club-partnerships.

The Spirit will host FC Kansas City this Saturday, May 20 as U.S. Women’s National Team rising star Mallory Pugh suits up for her first professional match. The 19-year-old forward was officially introduced by the Spirit on Tuesday, and could make her historic NWSL debut with the club on Saturday. [TICKETS]

Tickets for all Spirit home games are available now at https://tickets.washingtonspirit.com.