Washingtonspirit.com Weekly Content Roundup

Washington Spirit  |   May 31, 2019
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Bridgeview, IL – Sunday May 26, 2019: Chicago Red Stars vs Washington Spirit at SeatGeek Stadium.

By Owen Krucoff

Boyds, Md., (5/31/19) – This week was a busy one for the Washington Spirit as three players were nominated for or won weekly awards and the team geared up for a showdown with Utah Royals FC. This is the first in a weekly series of roundups detailing some of the recent content published on Washingtonspirit.com.

Paige Nielsen wins NWSL’s Week 7 Save of the Week award

Defender Paige Nielsen was a key part of the Spirit’s clean sheet victory over Chicago, and she was recognized for her efforts with an award typically reserved for goalkeepers. Her dramatic stop in the seventh minute against Chicago’s Vanessa DiBernardo preserved the scoreless tie until the Spirit broke through offensively just minutes later. [READ MORE]

Aubrey Bledsoe earns second NWSL Player of the Week honor

Spirit keeper Aubrey Bledsoe earned her second Player of the Week award for her outstanding play against the Chicago Red Stars last weekend. Bledsoe earned a clean sheet and made seven total saves. [READ MORE]

Player Spotlight: Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe has been on a tear for the Spirit as of late, recording three clean sheets in the first six games and surging to the league lead in saves. This Player Spotlight piece highlights some of her key saves from the Chicago game and dives deeper into her early success this season. [READ MORE]

Washington Spirit announce 2019 kit partnership with GEICO

The Spirit made a landmark sponsorship announcement this week as GEICO became the club’s exclusive kit sponsor. The partnership also involves the addition of GEICO signage around the Maryland SoccerPlex stadium and appearances by the iconic GEICO gecko at Spirit home games. [READ MORE]

Spirit Stories: Cali Farquharson

She is only in her fourth NWSL season, but forward Cali Farquharson is one of the most experienced and longest-serving players on this year’s Spirit team. She opened up this week on how she approaches the responsibility of mentoring younger players and some of the differences between soccer in Arizona and in the D.C. area. [READ MORE]

By the Numbers: Washington v Utah

Utah comes to the Maryland SoccerPlex tied with the Spirit for first place. The Spirit are riding a three-game winning streak. Here are some important facts and figures leading up the top of the table showdown. [READ MORE]

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