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Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Week 19 Sunday Preview: Thorns can nab Shield

Chelsey Bush September 25, 2016 67

The playoff spots are locked up, but the Shield and the Golden Boot are still up in the air. Sky Blue has one final chance to play spoiler on the last day of the

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Huster, Matheson talk Spirit rise to prominence

Huster, Matheson talk Spirit rise to prominence

Jennifer Gordon September 24, 2016 2

I caught up with two of the Spirit stalwarts, Tori Huster and Diana Matheson, the club’s all-time leaders in appearances and goals scored respectively, to speak about the accomplishments of the club this season

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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 22

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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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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NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

NWSL Week In Review: Amidst The Noise, Great Night For Women’s Soccer

Ray Curren September 13, 2016 138

For better or worse, the last few months in the women’s soccer world has involved more publicity about incidents off the field than on, starting with Hope Solo’s antics and comments at the Olympics

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Reign Defeat Spirit 2-0, stay alive in playoff race

Reign Defeat Spirit 2-0, stay alive in playoff race

The Equalizer Staff September 12, 2016 17

The Seattle Reign defeated the Washington Spirit 2-0 to keep playoff hopes alive on Sunday night. With a little help from Portland, as the Thorns defeated the Western New York Flash, it will all

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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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Spirit players say they oppose owner’s decision to prevent Rapinoe’s protest

Spirit players say they oppose owner’s decision to prevent Rapinoe’s protest

The Equalizer Staff September 9, 2016 119

Players for the Washington Spirit collectively issued a statement on Friday noting that they disagree with how their owner, Bill Lynch, over how he handled the playing of Wednesday’s national anthem. “We respect our

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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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