Saturday, April 19th at 6:30pm, the Washington Spirit will play their second home match of the season at the Maryland SoccerPlex against FC Kansas City.
In the home opener, the Spirit faced the Western New York Flash and took a 3-1 loss, while FC Kansas City earned a draw against Sky Blue FC in their season opener. Both teams will be eager to earn three points with a ‘W’ on Saturday.
The Spirit have three major threats to pick from at the top. Strikers Renae Cuellar, Jodie Taylor and Danesha Adams will be representing the Spirit offense and working together to get the Spirit on the scoreboard early on.
“Kansas is definitely a strong team and showed their ability last year. That is a team that we have to face solidly and earn three points on. We have to have the belief that we can get those points. Today’s first half performance gives me the confidence that we can get after anyone in this league,” said head coach and general manager Mark Parsons of the upcoming match after last week’s game.
A highlight for all the fans attending Saturday’s game is having nine U.S. WNT players rostered between both teams.
The Spirit added 2014 number one NWSL College Draft pick and U.S. National Team defender Crystal Dunn, along with, midfielder Yael Averbuch who join U.S. Women’s National Team returners Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris.
FC Kansas City boasts goalkeeper, Nicole Barnhart, defenders Amy LePeilbet and Becky Sauerbrunn, midfielder Lauren Holiday, along with forward Amy Rodriguez from the U.S. Women’s National team.
This battle between your Washington Spirit and FC Kansas City will be one not to miss as each team seeks their first win of the season.
The Washington Spirit will face Seattle Reign FC next in their first away match of the season. The match will be on Wednesday, April 23, at 10:00 pm E.T. at Memorial Stadium.