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Spirit will open season on the road, visiting Seattle Reign FC on March 17
Washington, D.C. (01/25/2024) – The Washington Spirit has released its full 2024 schedule of home and away fixtures, the club announced today. The schedule can be found in its entirety, HERE.
As the Spirit enters its 12th season, the club anticipates an historic year. After hosting nearly 120,000 fans across 11 regular season home matches in 2023, the Spirit looks to protect its home pitch each game in front of a packed Audi Field. 2023 FIFA “The Best Women’s Coach” nominee Jonatan Giráldez will take over as Head Coach this summer following a historic run with FC Barcelona. Giráldez will be charged with guiding a Spirit roster injected with world-class talent – including star defender Casey Krueger, forward Brittany Ratcliffe and the team’s six 2024 NWSL Draft selections – to the club’s second NWSL Championship. In the interim, new Assistant Coach Adrián González will serve as the team’s Head Coach until Giráldez arrives.
This season will consist of 26 regular season matches with the Spirit hosting and visiting each of the other 13 NWSL clubs once. The NWSL’s league-wide week off for players will take place from Monday, July 8 through Sunday, July 14 prior to the beginning of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.
Washington will kick off 2024 on the road against newly named Seattle Reign FC at Lumen Field on Sunday, March 17 before returning home to open its Audi Field schedule against Bay FC on Saturday, March 23. The Spirit will have a balanced home schedule this season, having a homestand no longer than two matches. The club will, however, have two separate three-match stretches on the road.
Home schedule highlights:
This season, the NWSL Playoffs will expand to include eight teams, up from six in 2023. The top four seeds will host a quarterfinal match the second weekend in November and the two highest remaining seeds will host semifinal matches the following weekend. The 2024 NWSL Championship will be held on Saturday, November 23.
Your favorite Washington Spirit players will once again take the field at DC’s Audi Field for every home match this season. Fans can secure their tickets to all 2024 Spirit home matches with a season membership. Available here, the season membership grants fans access to priority seating, an exclusive gift from the Spirit, access to special events throughout the season and more.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based in Washington, D.C. and plays at Audi Field in Buzzard Point. The Spirit was founded on November 21, 2012 and are an inaugural member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the premier women’s soccer league in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.