Washington Spirit  |   February 18, 2016

BOYDS, MD (Feb. 18, 2016) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the schedule for the 2016 NWSL season. The Washington Spirit will play ten home games, all at 7pm ET at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit will play each team twice, with the exception of Sky Blue FC which it will play four times.

The 2016 NWSL regular season runs from the third weekend in April until late September.  There will be no league play in the regular season during all FIFA dates. In addition, the NWSL will take a 25-day break from August 1 through August 25 for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. The League will play approximately 74 matches prior to the Olympic break and 26 matches following it. The NWSL consists of 10 teams, including the new expansion club of Orlando Pride. Each team will play 20 regular season games in 2016 – 10 home and 10 away.

Our home opener will be on Saturday April 16th against the Boston Breakers. The Spirit will open road play on the following Sunday April 24th at Yurcak Field against Sky Blue FC.


Washington Spirit 2016 Regular Season Schedule (home games bold): 

Date Time (ET) Home Team Away Team Stadium
Sat, 16-Apr-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Boston Breakers Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sun, 24-Apr-2016  TBA Sky Blue FC Washington Spirit Yurcak Field (Piscataway, NJ)
Fri, 29-Apr-2016  TBA WNY Flash Washington Spirit Sahlen’s Stadium (Rochester, NY)
Sat, 07-May-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 14-May-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Houston Dash Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 21-May-2016  TBA Portland Thorns FC Washington Spirit Providence Park (Portland, OR)
Fri, 27-May-2016  TBA Houston Dash Washington Spirit BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX)
Fri, 10-Jun-2016  TBA Boston Breakers Washington Spirit Jordan Field (Allston, MA)
Sat, 18-Jun-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Orlando Pride Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 25-Jun-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Sky Blue FC Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 02-Jul-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit FC Kansas City Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 09-Jul-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sat, 16-Jul-2016  TBA FC Kansas City Washington Spirit Swope Soccer Village (Kansas City, MO)
Sat, 23-Jul-2016  TBA Sky Blue FC Washington Spirit Yurcak Field (Piscataway, NJ)
Sat, 30-Jul-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Sky Blue FC Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Fri, 26-Aug-2016  TBA Orlando Pride Washington Spirit Orlando Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
Sat, 03-Sep-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit  WNY Flash Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Wed, 07-Sep-2016  7pm  Washington Spirit Seattle Reign FC Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, MD)
Sun, 11-Sep-2016  TBA Seattle Reign FC Washington Spirit Memorial Stadium (Seattle, WA)
Sat,  24-Sep-2016  TBA Chicago Red Stars Washington Spirit Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)

Schedule Breakdown:
Home Dates by Day of the Week:
Wednesday (1), Saturday (9)

Road Dates by Day of the Week:
Friday (4), Saturday (4), Sunday (2)

Home Dates by Month:
April (1), May (2), June (2), July (3), August (0), September (2)

Road Dates by Month:
April (2), May (2), June (1), July (2), August (1), September (2)

Longest Homestand:
4 games (June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9)

Longest Road Trip:
3 games  (May 21, May 27, June 10)


Washington Spirit 2016 season tickets are available now by calling 301-337-8579 or by visiting our website.

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