Notables – Washington Spirit vs Houston Dash

Washington Spirit  |   September 29, 2022
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Match Info:

Washington Spirit (3-8-10, 19 pts) vs Houston Dash (9-6-6, 33 pts)

Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)

Paramount+ (viewers in the United States), Twitch (international)

Get ready for this weekend’s season finale against Houston with some fast facts below:

  • This will be the Spirit’s final match of the year at Audi Field. Through seven matches at the venue in 2022, the side holds a record of 4-1-2, good for 14 points in the table.
  • The Spirit can prevent the Dash from clinching a playoff spot Saturday night by taking a win if Chicago and North Carolina also win this weekend.
  • Washington currently has ten draws in its 21 regular season matches. With one more tie this year, the Spirit will equal 2021 NJ/NY Gotham FC’s league-record 11 single-season draws.
  • Defender Amber Brooks can make her 150th career NWSL regular season appearance this weekend. In her nine years in the league, Brooks has played with Portland, Seattle, Houston and now Washington. Brooks would become just the 17th player in NWSL history to reach 150 caps.
  • Midfielder Ashley Sanchez is tied for third-most assists in the league this season with five in 18 matches played.
  • Reigning Golden Boot Ashley Hatch is currently tied with Dash forward Ebony Salmon for the sixth-most goals scored across the 2022 NWSL regular season. Both players have tallied nine goals this year. One more goal by Hatch will tie her single-season career high of ten, set last season.
  • Ashley Hatch is also tied for third-most penalty kick goals during the regular season with three. Hatch has connected on all three of her penalty kick attempts, scoring against North Carolina, San Diego and Angel City.
  • Defender Sam Staab has maintained an ‘iron woman’ streak throughout the 2022 season, having played in all 1,890 possible minutes this regular season through 21 matches. Staab is one of just six field players to hold an ‘iron woman’ streak at this point in the season.
  • Goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury currently has the sixth-most saves in the NWSL this regular season with 60 despite playing in fewer matches than all five keepers who rank above her.
  • Former Washingtonians
    • Dash defender Caprice Dydasco played for the Spirit from 2015 to 2018. Dydasco appeared in 58 matches over the course of her four seasons in Washington.
    • Dash forward Cali Farquharson was a member of the Spirit from 2016 to 2019, competing in 44 matches in her four seasons with the club.
    • Dash defender Natalie Jacobs played for the Spirit in 2020 and 2021, making four appearances during her time in Washington.

The match will be broadcast on Paramount+ for fans in the United States and on Twitch for international viewers. Following the match, the Spirit will host a press conference with interim head coach Albertin Montoya and two players. Fans can stream the postgame presser via the Washington Spirit Twitch channel.

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