In Australia, the Western Sydney Wanderers earned its first win of the season, a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United. Katie Stengel opened the scoring in the 59th minute. Over in Africa, Nigeria defeated Mali 6-0 in its first match at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations. Francisca Ordega scored in the 21st minute for the Super Falcons.
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The Washington Spirit has signed forward Francisca Ordega to a new contract for the 2017 NWSL season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Washington Spirit goalkeeper Kelsey Wys will miss the remainder of the 2016-2017 Westfield W-League season where she is on loan with the Newcastle Jets after tearing her right ACL. During Newcastle’s match against Perth Glory on Sunday, November 20, Wys jumped up for a ball and came down awkwardly on her knee.
Washington Spirit Acquires Kristie Mewis, Kassey Kallman, and No. 1 Spot in the Distribution Ranking Order from Boston Breakers
The Washington Spirit has acquired midfielder Kristie Mewis and defender Kassey Kallman from Boston Breakers as well as No. 1 spot in the Distribution Ranking Order. In exchange, Boston will receive defender Megan Oyster, the Spirit’s Nos. 3 and 9 overall picks in the 2017 NWSL College Draft, and the No. 2 spot in the Distribution Ranking Order.