The Washington Spirit survived an early penalty kick attempt but gave up two second-half goals in 10 minutes in the second half in a 2-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars before 2,593 at Maureen Hendricks Field at Maryland SoccerPlex. Ashlyn Harris denied a penalty kick early before Adriana Leon and Ella Masar scored for the Red Stars.
The Washington Spirit will meet a new opponent for the last time in the inaugural NWSL season when the Chicago Red Stars make the first of two appearances at Maryland SoccerPlex on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Washington Spirit will take to the national stage as the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will kick off its first national television game on FOX Soccer when the Spirit visit Seattle Reign FC on Sunday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET at the Moda Health Pitch at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash.
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.