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Washington Spirit Women's Soccer

Our coverage of the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League

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Recap: Spirit showcase depth in 2-1 win over OL Reign

In a match between the NWSL’s two title favorites, a rotated Spirit posted a decisive win

Washington Spirit vs. OL Reign: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit kick their title defense off against arguably their top competitor to win it all in 2022

Official: Spirit to host Challenge Cup semifinal at Audi Field

Some hard work behind the scenes has resulted in the best outcome for both teams and the NWSL itself

Washington Spirit to host Challenge Cup semifinal at Segra Field

A strange confluence of events have left the teams and league in an awkward situation

Recap: Spirit maintain Challenge Cup hopes with 2-2 draw at NC Courage

A wild game saw three penalty kicks, two Ashley Hatch goals, and one point to the Spirit

Washington Spirit at NC Courage: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit need a result (and probably a win) in their Challenge Cup group finale to advance to the knockout round

Five thoughts on the Spirit’s emphatic 3-1 win over Gotham FC

Even short-handed, the Spirit looked like a bona fide NWSL powerhouse last weekend

Recap: Rodman, Sanchez strike as Spirit beat Gotham FC 3-1

The Spirit roared back from a slow start, with Rodman and Ashley Sanchez posting highlight-reel goals

Washington Spirit at Gotham FC: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit are on the road, and have their eyes on keeping their Challenge Cup hopes alive

Recap: Spirit roll past Orlando Pride in 4-1 Challenge Cup win

The Spirit got four goals from USWNT-bound players as they brushed past the Pride with ease

Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit weren’t happy with a March draw with the Pride, and will be looking to take all three points in the rematch

Four thoughts on the Spirit turning it around in NC Courage draw

The Spirit had a rough start, but flipped the switch at halftime to avoid defeat mid-week

Recap: Spirit fight back in 2-2 draw with NC Courage

Down 2-0 at halftime and struggling, Washington powered their way to a draw thanks to goals from Trinity Rodman and Ashley Hatch

Washington Spirit vs. NC Courage: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit face their toughest test yet in this year’s Challenge Cup as they welcome the Courage to Audi Field

Four thoughts on the Spirit’s glass half-full draw with Gotham FC

The process, the grind, the moves, the posts, the rookie...we’ve got some things to talk about

Recap: Despite red card, Spirit unlucky in 1-1 draw with Gotham FC

Even 10-on-11, the Spirit piled up chances against Gotham, but had to settle for a second straight tie

Washington Spirit vs. Gotham FC: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit are out to end some poor form against their closest geographic rival, and prove they can reliably win games at Segra Field

Recap: Spirit, Orlando battle to 0-0 draw in Challenge Cup opener

The Spirit had some strong phases of play, but couldn’t find a breakthrough in Florida

Washington Spirit at Orlando Pride: Preview + TV/Streaming info

The Spirit are looking to prove 2021 wasn’t just lightning in a bottle, and that starts today in Florida

Washington Spirit reveal new kits for Challenge Cup, regular season

The Spirit will rep DC SCORES on a Challenge Cup-specific jersey before bringing in a new two-tone blue kit for the rest of the year

Analysis: Sanchez’s USWNT play proves she belongs at the highest level

With Vlatko Andonovski needing to quickly identify new stars, the Spirit’s #10 made herself impossible to miss

Spirit announce 2022 regular season schedule, Challenge Cup roster

26 players and 22 games are set for the Spirit

Washington Spirit announce preseason roster update

The preseason squad is down to 30 as the Spirit gear up for the start of the NWSL Challenge Cup

Spirit international round-up: Hatch strikes again for USWNT

The Golden Boot winner put up a goal and an assist, while Ashley Sanchez made the highlight reel on another busy day for the Spirit’s international contingent

Spirit international round-up: Rodman makes USWNT debut

The Spirit have 11 players on international duty, and we kept tabs on all of them

Spirit trade Kumi Yokoyama to Gotham FC

A club favorite is moving north after making an impact on and off the field with the Spirit

Training notebook: Spirit ‘excited for a fresh start’ after ownership news

Following Michele Kang’s successful move to become the team’s majority owner, the Spirit are looking forward

Kang officially acquires controlling ownership of Washington Spirit

The Spirit’s ownership dispute is officially over

Spirit training notebook: Defending NWSL champs kick off preseason

With less turnover than past years, the Spirit are hitting the ground running in 2022

Six Spirit players on USWNT SheBelieves Cup roster

Seven Spirit players will join Vlatko Andonovski’s squad, with Trinity Rodman being brought in as an alternate


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