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Spirit clinch home semifinal on night overshadowed by national-anthem controversy

Spirit clinch home semifinal on night overshadowed by national-anthem controversy

The Equalizer Staff September 7, 2016 29

In arguably the biggest game of the night, the Washington Spirit defeated the Seattle Reign 2-1 to clinch a home playoff match. However, it was Spirit owner Bill Lynch’s decision to play the national

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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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USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

USWNT Things Learned: Ellis’ lineup seems to be set

Ray Curren June 6, 2016 891

It will be 59 days between the U.S. national team’s 2-0 win over Japan Sunday and its Olympic opener in Belo Horizonte, Brazil against New Zealand. That seems like a decent amount of time,

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Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Going for Gold: USWNT players prepare for Olympics in NWSL

Eric Scatamacchia May 19, 2016 421

There are less than 80 days until the women’s Olympic soccer tournament kicks off in Brazil. Although the U.S. national team has not been together over the past month, national teamers have been busy

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NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

NWSL Week In Review: FCKC a shell of its champion self

Ray Curren May 9, 2016 67

It was NFL coach Dennis Green who once uttered in anger after a particularly tough loss, “They are what we thought they were.” (If you haven’t seen it, it’s funnier when you actually watch

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What we learned from Spirit win over Sky Blue

What we learned from Spirit win over Sky Blue

Dan Lauletta April 25, 2016 19

Two weeks into the NWSL season and the Washington Spirit are the only team yet to drop a point. Sunday night at Yurcak Field they moved to 2-0-0 with a 2-1 victory over Sky

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NWSL Week in Review: Knee injuries sad reality of life

NWSL Week in Review: Knee injuries sad reality of life

Ray Curren April 25, 2016 25

The jury is still out on why women tear ACLs (and injure knee ligaments) more than men, but most of the research has centered on body and muscular differences. There have been strides made

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Going for Gold:  Pugh, O’Hara offer options for Ellis

Going for Gold: Pugh, O’Hara offer options for Ellis

Eric Scatamacchia February 25, 2016 253

Now that the U.S. women’s national team has officially qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, we are going to chronicle the team’s road to the Olympics with our new column Going for Gold, which will

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Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Brian out for US on Saturday

Sauerbrunn, Johnston, Brian out for US on Saturday

Jeff Kassouf January 22, 2016 111

The U.S. women’s national team will be without defenders Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston as well as midfielder Morgan Brian due to injury on Saturday for the team’s firsts match of 2016, against Ireland

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Krieger to miss NWSL semifinal for dad’s wedding

Krieger to miss NWSL semifinal for dad’s wedding

Jeff Kassouf September 10, 2015 334

Washington Spirit fans have learned the hard way by now: Expect some bad news when the team has a conference call previewing the playoffs. For the second straight year, Spirit coach Mark Parsons announced

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