The Washington Spirit (1-7-3) will host third place FC Kansas City (7-4-2) Wednesday night at Maureen Hendricks Field in a one-game home stint.
With the 1-0 loss to the Long Island Rough Riders the previous evening weighing heavily on their minds, the Washington Spirit Reserves snapped their recent scoring drought to down the New York Magic 2-1 Sunday night. A pair of second half goals by Spirit Reserves forwards Ashley Herndon and Amber Stobbs proved just enough to get by New York and exorcise the Washington scoring demons of late.
The Washington Spirit announced the acquisition of forwardLindsay Taylor and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft from the Seattle Reign FC in exchange for the Spirit’s 2014 College Draft second-round selection.
The Washington Spirit announced that Mike Jorden has been relieved of his duties as head coach. The Spirit’s current W-League head coach Mark Parsons has been appointed as head coach for the NWSL team for the second half of the 2013 season.
Carli Lloyd’s hat trick denies the Spirit in their first visit to Western New York.
The Washington Spirit will complete their two-game road trip Friday night in Rochester, NY when they face the Western New York Flash for the third of four match-ups this season between the sides.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week on Thursday, honoring the top players in league matches over the previous weekend. Spirit Reserves defender Jennifer Skogerboe earned a spot on the elite eleven for standout performances against both Long Island and North Jersey, contributing to a defensive effort that shut out both opponents.
While it has been a challenging inaugural campaign in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit, the unique housing situation that arose for two of the team’s Canadian national team players, Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle, has turned into one of the most intriguing off-field storylines of the league’s first season.
The Washington Spirit lost 2-0 to FC Kansas City on Sunday afternoon at Shawnee Mission District Stadium in Kansas City, Mis. The match was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
After scoring seventeen goals in their previous three games, the Washington Spirit Reserves struggled the full ninety minutes to find the net in the eventual 0-0 tie with the North Jersey Valkyries Saturday afternoon in Wayne, New Jersey. Washington had their chances throughout the day, but seemed unable to muster enough perseverance to break through the North Jersey defense.
On Friday afternoon, Washington Spirit midfielder Holly King made an appearance at a Mid Atlantic Collegiate Soccer Camp for a Q&A session with prospective college soccer players.
BOYDS, Md. (June 21, 2013) – The Washington Spirit head back out on the road looking to end a three-game skid in their inaugural clash with FC Kansas City at Verizon Wireless Field in Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday, June 22, at 4:10 p.m. ET. The match will be shown via live stream on the NSWL YouTube channel.
Conny Pohlers joined the Washington Spirit on the practice field for the first time on Wednesday. Following a three-week break after helping her home club, VfL Wolfsburg, capture its first UEFA Women’s Championship last month, the veteran German striker and all-time leading scorer in European competitions (42 goals) hopes to be in the lineup when the Spirit (1-5-3) attempt to snap their three-game winless skid at FC Kansas City on Sunday.
The Washington Spirit Reserves powered through a gritty Long Island performance to best the Rough Riders 2-0 Thursday evening at special venue site Howison Complex in Woodbridge, Virginia. Spirit Reserves forward Amber Stobbs scored early and defender Jenn Skogerboe added a goal in stoppage to edge the solid Rough Rider defense and extend the Washington win streak to five games.
The Washington Spirit announced that the team has waived midfielder Ingrid Wells
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 6 of the 2013 season today, honoring the top players in league matches over the previous weekend. Spirit Reserves midfielder Amber Stobbs snagged her second TOTW accolades while teammates Tiffany Brown, Meghan Cox, Morgan Reuther, and Kara Wilson garnered Honorable Mention honors.
Washington Spirit players Ali Krieger, Robyn Gayle and Diana Matheson are preparing to play in a pair of international friendly matches this week, with Gayle and Matheson taking the field for Canada against Germany on Wednesday and Krieger suiting up for the U.S. against Korea Republic on Thursday.
The Washington Spirit (1-5-3) fell 2-0 to the Western New York Flash (5-2-2) on Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Maryland SoccerPlex dedicates stadium to Maureen Hendricks prior to kickoff between Spirit and Flash
Before the kickoff of the Washington Spirit-Western New York Flash match Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex, the teams, facility officials and some special guests on hand celebrated the naming of the SoccerPlex’s Championship Stadium after women’s soccer pioneer, Maureen Hendricks.
On a day featuring cool temperatures and clear skies, the Washington Spirit Reserves offense found the conditions at the Maryland SoccerPlex ideal, scoring early and often throughout Saturday afternoon. The Spirit Reserves notched eight goals against the New Jersey Wildcats, extending their win streak to four games.
The Washington Spirit return to the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, June 15 to host the Western New York Flash for their first home match since May 11, a 1-1 draw against the Boston Breakers.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the 2013 national TV schedule with FOX Sports Media Group to offer exclusive live coverage of nine matches, featuring six regular-season matches and all three playoff matches, which include the two semifinal games on August 24 and the championship game on August 31.
The Washington Spirit have called up Reserves defender Danielle Hubka to fill the roster spot of Ali Krieger, who will be absent for Saturday’s match against the Western New York Flash to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team in an international friendly against South Korea that same night.
The National Women’s Soccer League official website put out a story on Wednesday morning featuring Washington Spirit midfielder Diana Matheson.
The Washington Spirit have agreed to loan terms with German forward Conny Pohlers. The 34-year-old striker is coming off an historic championship campaign with Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg during which she became the all-time leader in goals scored in European competition.
Washington Spirit players Robyn Gayle and Diana Matheson have been selected to play for the Canada Women’s National Team in the upcoming international friendly against Germany on June 19 at Benteler Arena in Paderborn, Ger.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2013 season this Wednesday, honoring the top players in league matches over the previous week. Following two wins over the week, Spirit Reserves forward Amber Stobbs nabbed a spot on the elite eleven while teammates Katie Yensen, DiDi Haracic, and Ashley Herndon garnered Honorable Mention accolades.
Several Washington Spirit news stories have hit the national media over the past week. Here is a sampling of some of those hot topics.
The Washington Spirit announced that defender Ali Krieger has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster ahead of two matches against Korea Republic on June 15 (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and June 20 (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
Several Washington Spirit news stories have hit the national media over the past week. Here is a sampling of some of those hot topics, including stories done by Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post.