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Boyds, MD (July 19, 2017) – The Washington Spirit will visit Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, July 22 in the teams’ second of three match-ups during the 2017 NWSL regular season. It will be the first of two visits to Providence Park this season for the Spirit, who won the first match-up with a 1-0 clean sheet effort at the Maryland SoccerPlex on June 24. The live stream will be available on the go90 mobile app and website, starting at 10:00 p.m. ET.
This weekend’s trip to Portland will be the second of four consecutive road games for Washington. The Spirit will play next at home on August 12 against the Boston Breakers. [TICKETS]
Continue reading for a look at some of the Spirit’s most notable statistics heading into the showdown in the Pacific Northwest:
Labbé’s per-game save average is tied for the highest mark in the NWSL, and her 58 total saves are tied for second in the league.
A two-time NWSL Team of the Month selection by the media, Johnson leads the Spirit in interceptions, averaging over 3.5 per game while playing every minute of regular season competition.
Solaun has three goals and two assists midway through her first season with the team, and is second on the Spirit behind only Francisca Ordega in both categories. Solaun notched her second assist on July 15 against the Houston Dash, setting up Johnson’s 76th minute score.
— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) July 16, 2017
Midway through her rookie season out of the University of Florirda, Dougherty Howard leads the team in passes on the opponent’s half. Her 83.3% passing accuracy led the Spirit last weekend in Houston.
The percentage is the third-best in the league. Washington has scored 7 goals on 75 shots while playing away from home.