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Crystal Dunn heading to Chelsea, won’t play for Spirit in ’17

Crystal Dunn heading to Chelsea, won’t play for Spirit in ’17

Dan Lauletta January 3, 2017 386

2015 NWSL MVP Crystal Dunn is on her way to Chelsea Ladies and is not expected to play for the Washington Spirit in 2017. Her contract with Chelsea runs through 2018. Dunn joins U.S.

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XI WoSo Moments of 2016: Love wins after Pulse shooting

XI WoSo Moments of 2016: Love wins after Pulse shooting

KP Palmer December 27, 2016 13

There are many reasons we love soccer: the perfect first touch to settle the ball, the absurd athleticism that taps a shot over the cross-bar, the trade off of a goal celebration for a

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The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

The Lowdown: XI things to be thankful for, NWSL style

Dan Lauletta November 22, 2016 28

The Lowdown is back! And with Thursday being Thanksgiving it’s time for the list of XI things to be thankful for in NWSL. I did this last year and some of the items are

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Spirit send Oyster to Breakers, get K. Mewis, Kallman in major trade

Spirit send Oyster to Breakers, get K. Mewis, Kallman in major trade

Dan Lauletta November 17, 2016 81

The Washington Spirit and Boston Breakers completed a major trade on Thursday that included three players, two draft picks, and top priority in the Distribution Ranking Order. In the deal, the Breakers acquired Megan

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Reign FC re-acquire Christine Nairn

Reign FC re-acquire Christine Nairn

Dan Lauletta November 13, 2016 11

After three seasons with the Washington Spirit, Christine Nairn is heading back to Seattle Reign FC, the club for whom she launched her professional career in 2013. On Thursday the Spirit traded Nairn and

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Ali Krieger discusses trade on social media

Ali Krieger discusses trade on social media

The Equalizer Staff November 3, 2016 75

Ali Krieger on Thursday posted to her social media accounts that the Washington Spirit’s decision to trade her to the Orlando Pride “comes as a surprise,” but she “remain[s] grateful for the opportunity to

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Spirit trade Ali Krieger to Orlando Pride

Spirit trade Ali Krieger to Orlando Pride

Dan Lauletta November 2, 2016 225

The first trade of the 2016 NWSL offseason was a blockbuster. The Spirit traded U.S. international Ali Krieger to the Orlando Pride on Tuesday, ending her four-year run with the Spirit that culminated with

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NWSL clubs announce options, Re-Entry Wire players

NWSL clubs announce options, Re-Entry Wire players

The Equalizer Staff October 19, 2016 47

All 10 NWSL clubs announced updated contract status of all players on Wednesday. There were no real surprises on the day that left 13 players that will go through the Re-Entry Wire meaning they

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Spirit’s Dydasco needs surgery for torn ACL, meniscus

Spirit’s Dydasco needs surgery for torn ACL, meniscus

The Equalizer Staff October 13, 2016 10

The Washington Spirit announced on Thursday that defender Caprice Dydasco suffered a torn left ACL during last Sunday’s NWSL Championship. The Equalizer confirmed that Dydasco also suffered a torn meniscus in her left knee.

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Three reasons the Spirit season ended in heartbreak

Three reasons the Spirit season ended in heartbreak

Chelsey Bush October 12, 2016 39

The Washington Spirit were 30 seconds away from winning their first NWSL championship Sunday night. Up by one goal, with stoppage time ticking away, the trophy was within their grasp. The stories were written,

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