Match will now start at 1:30 p.m. EDT, still broadcast nationally on ESPN

Washington, D.C. (06/12/2024) – The Washington Spirit’s away match against NJ/NY Gotham FC on Sunday, June 23 will now kick off at 1:30 p.m. EDT, the clubs announced today. The shift one hour later will help to create a pro women’s sports doubleheader on ESPN. The east coast rivalry match will now lead directly into coverage of the highly anticipated WNBA game between the Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky in the mid-afternoon.

The Spirit will head north to take on rival NJ/NY Gotham FC next weekend in the second and final 2024 regular season match between the sides. In the first matchup on CBS, Washington secured a 2-0 victory behind a game-winning goal from standout rookie Croix Bethune and an insurance goal from the club’s all-time leading scorer, Ashley Hatch.

Next weekend’s match will be the first for the Spirit on ESPN under the NWSL’s groundbreaking new broadcast deal.

About The Washington Spirit 

The Washington Spirit is the premier 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 is an inaugural member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) the fastest growing sports league in the US. The club is home to some of the best players in the world who have won championships for both club and country. In 2024, the Spirit drafted an epic class of rookies who are already breaking records and wowing fans. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.