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Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Week 19 Saturday Preview: Spirit, Flash look to clinch

Chelsey Bush September 23, 2016 13

Hard to believe, but the end of the season has arrived. Both the Shield and the final playoff spot are still up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge triumphant. Everything comes

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Selfless O’Reilly ready for one last USWNT game

Selfless O’Reilly ready for one last USWNT game

John D Halloran September 14, 2016 33

Last Wednesday, after FC Kansas City managed to squeak out a 3-2 midweek victory over the host Chicago Red Stars, much of the postgame talk focused on FCKC midfielder Heather O’Reilly. Less than a

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The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

The Lowdown: Playoff, Shield, Boot races down to wire

Dan Lauletta September 14, 2016 93

An interesting Week 18 that saw all 10 teams play twice settled a number of scenarios but not everything in terms of the NWSL table. What we know is that the Spirit and Thorns

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Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Week 18 Preview: Shield in sight for Spirit; FS1 in Portland

Chelsey Bush September 9, 2016 309

Once again overshadowed by off-field events, the NWSL marches into the rest of Week 18 on legs tired after a round of mid-week games. With only two playoff spots left and three teams still

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Gordon: What Wednesday night could have been

Gordon: What Wednesday night could have been

Jennifer Gordon September 8, 2016 191

Wednesday, I got in my car like I’ve done the 42 other times the Washington Spirit have played  at the Maryland Soccerplex to cover the game. During that hour plus ride, I often think

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Lauletta: Spirit made all the wrong moves

Lauletta: Spirit made all the wrong moves

Dan Lauletta September 8, 2016 243

The Washington Spirit’s decision to play the national anthem without the players on the field has stoked the passions of women’s soccer fans like few events before it. When the night was over, the

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Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Mid-Week 18 Preview: Last stands for 2015 finalists

Chelsey Bush September 7, 2016 21

With the opportunity for both the playoff race and the NWSL Shield to be locked up, every team heads into their mid-week games with their eyes on the prize. Washington aims for hardware, Houston

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The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

The Lowdown: The latest from Week 17

Dan Lauletta September 7, 2016 25

Following a midseason crunch in the standings, the NWSL playoff race crystallized a bit during Week 17. The Spirit became the first to officially clinch and maintained control of the Shield race. And the

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Gordon: Thoughts from Spirit 1-1 Flash

Gordon: Thoughts from Spirit 1-1 Flash

Jennifer Gordon September 5, 2016 18

The Washington Spirit officially clinched a playoff spot for the third straight season Saturday night with a 1-1 draw against the visiting Western New Flash. The Flash held a decisive advantage in all offensive statistical

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Week 17 Preview: Can Reign keep momentum in Chicago?

Week 17 Preview: Can Reign keep momentum in Chicago?

Chelsey Bush September 2, 2016 49

The Canadian bronze medalists return for the final month of the season as the teams enter a grueling stretch of three games in nine days. Seattle looks for a late run, Western New York

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