The Washington Spirit’s match against the Western New York Flash at 7 p.m. Saturday night will be their first ever National Women’s Soccer League home game, and they’ll take the field in a Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium that’s fresh off a face lift to reflect the branding of its new tenants. With over 3,000 tickets sold as of Friday night, a sellout is expected.
When she and the Western New York Flash enter the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday night to take on the Washington Spirit, it will be for a chance to erase the sting from their opening loss. The Spirit are expecting it — a “dogfight,” as captain Lori Lindsey said — but just how do they plan to stop Wambach?
Spirit owner Bill Lynch has been getting a lot of questions from friends about “why” he is doing this [staring a pro women’s soccer team after two leagues have failed]. He explains why here, and hopes everyone reading carries the same message to others. This is different, the game still needs fans to show up.
the Washington Spirit Reserves have signed three returning players from their previous incarnation D.C. United Women. Midfielder Andi Sullivan, goalkeeper Didi Haracic, and forward Ashley Herndon will rejoin the revamped W-League squad which now falls under the Washington Spirit reserve team banner