A goal by midfielder Katie Yensen and an impressive defensive stand enabled the Washington Spirit Reserves to outlast a talented New Jersey Wildcats 1-0 Saturday night in Holmdel, New Jersey. Yensen’s tally, her first goal of the season, proved just enough to squeak by the division front-runner Wildcats.
The Washington Spirit Reserves won the 2014 US Soccer National Amateur Championship title in impressive fashion by shutting down the Houston Aces 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, Maryland.
Washington advances to US National Amateur Championship Final courtesy of goals by forward Ashley Herndon and midfielder Kara Wilson.
With a perfect backdrop of sunny skies and cool temperatures, the Washington Spirit Reserves opened their season in resounding fashion, notching a 4-1 victory over the Braddock Road Stars Elite Saturday afternoon at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
As the Washington Spirit Reserves opened their training camp Wednesday morning, they found themselves short one expected arrival at check-in. Recent Loyola graduate and long-time W-League goalkeeper DiDi Haracic had received her call up to NWSL professional soccer and was on her way to report to the Western New York Flash.
On the eve of their final open tryouts, the Washington Spirit Reserves announced the re-signing of midfielder Kelsey Pardue and defender Jennifer Skogerboe to the 2014 roster. With over six years combined total of USL experience between them, Pardue and Skogerboe bring high leadership expectations and solid consistency to the Reserves line-up for the summer.
The Washington Spirit final open tryouts for the 2014 USL W-League Spirit Reserves team will be held this Saturday May 3rd from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Tryouts will take place on Field #13 which is located around the back side of the Discovery Sports Center building and down the hill.
With final preparations under way to kick off the upcoming W-League season, the Washington Spirit Reserves proudly announced today the addition of former Portland Thorns goalkeeper Adelaide Gay to the 2014 roster.
The Washington Spirit Reserves eagerly announced today the reacquisition of Hofstra University forward Amber Stobbs to the 2014 squad. A native of London, England, Stobbs was a member of Chelsea Ladies FC before embarking on her collegiate career stateside and subsequent stint with Washington in 2013.
The Washington Spirit Reserves continued to build their 2014 season roster today by announcing the signing of Virginia Tech midfielder Katie Yensen to the growing squad. Fresh off the most successful run in Hokie women’s soccer history last fall, Yensen returns for her third season at the Maryland SoccerPlex as a member of a Washington W-League team.
With the start of training just over a month away, the Washington Spirit Reserves proudly announced the return of James Madison stars Ashley Herndon and Meghan Cox to the W-League squad for the 2014 season.
In continued preparation for the start of the 2014 season, the Washington Spirit eagerly announced today the return of midfielder Andi Sullivan and defender Brittany Basinger to the Reserves roster.
The Washington Spirit announced today the final open tryout date for the 2014 USL W-League Spirit Reserves team. Tryouts will be held on Saturday May 3rd from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD.
The Washington Spirit Reserves officially began to shape their 2014 season roster today by announcing the signing of University of North Carolina defender Satara Murray to the W-League squad.
The Washington Spirit eagerly announced today that German Peri takes the head coaching reins for Spirit Reserves W-League team for the 2014 season. Following a Final Four playoff run at the helm of Spirit Reserves squad last year, the Washington front office was equally pleased to confirm that JP Sousa will remain with the program to assist Peri this season.
Following a third-place finish in their inaugural season, the Washington Spirit Reserves begin their 2014 campaign at home on May 17th against newcomers Braddock Road Stars Elite.
When Washington’s second-round announcement of former W-League Reserve player Molly Menchel rang out in the room, the Spirit staff knew they had secured a well known commodity to bolster an already solid attacking backline.
The Maryland SoccerPlex closed all fields for Jan 5 due to weather. The Washington Spirit Reserves tryouts that were rescheduled for Jan. 5 are cancelled due to the closure.
The Washington Spirit Reserves were recognized at the annual United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner Friday night, highlighted by Remy DuCote being named the 2013 Betsy McAdams Key Grip Award.
The United Soccer League announced its 2013 Annual League Award nominations today, honoring those teams and executives that set a standard of excellence over the previous twelve months.
Spirit Reserves standouts Ashley Herndon and Meghan Cox get off to a fast start on the Women’s Soccer team at James Madison…
In 2012, D.C. United Women came within a match of reaching the W-League championship. With many of the same faces now wearing Washington Spirit jerseys, the Washington Spirit Reserves will attempt to go one better when they face the Pali Blues (Calif.) in the W-League Tournament semifinals (Friday, 2 p.m. ET) at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Live at: http://www.uslnation.com/uslpro/
After falling to the Virginia Beach Piranhas just six days prior, the Washington Spirit Reserves entered Friday’s Northeast Conference Championship match with a sense of determined purpose. Finding themselves down 1-0 at the half, Washington roared back with two unanswered goals in the final 45 minutes to expel the home-side Piranhas and earn the conference crown.
In a match with nothing at stake other than pride, the Washington Spirit Reserves surrendered two second half goals, falling 2-1 to the Virginia Beach Piranhas on Saturday at Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Washington midfielder Alex Doll struck in the opening seconds, but the Spirit Reserves allowed two goals from Piranhas forward Shan Jones in the final 45 minutes to seal the visitors’ fate.
Despite plastering the Fredericksburg Impact defense with 34 shots, the Washington Spirit Reserves managed only a single goal in a 1-1 draw Wednesday at Maureen Hendricks Field at Maryland SoccerPlex. Spirit Reserves forward Ashley Herndon scored early, but Washington was unable to counter Fredericksburg’s Kara Blosser’s equalizer in the 31st minute to break the deadlock.
With both sides subjected to sweltering weather conditions all afternoon, the Washington Spirit Reserves managed to narrowly slide by the New Jersey Wildcats, 2-1, on Saturday at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, N.J. Following a Wildcat equalizer in the 83rd minute, Spirit Reserves substitute Jessica Van Dyke countered two minutes later to decide the exhaustive match in dramatic fashion.
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 8 of the 2013 season, honoring the top players in league matches over the previous weekend. For the third time this season, Spirit Reserves midfielder/forward Amber Stobbs earned recognition for her role in Washington’s 2-1 victory over the New York Magic.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.