Following the Washington Spirit over the past two years has been a roller coaster ride. The highs of 2016 gave way to a very rough 2017, during which the Spirit finished at the bottom of the NWSL table despite adding Mallory Pugh late last spring. This winter has seen a major overhaul, with Pugh joined by several USWNT regulars and a starter for Canada, not to mention the reigning NWSL Rookie of the Year and a new starting goalkeeper.
Is that flurry of moves enough to push Washington back up among the contenders? What should fans expect from this team in 2018? That’s what we’re here to find out!