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NWSL Championship notebook: When Riley coached Crystal Dunn

NWSL Championship notebook: When Riley coached Crystal Dunn

Dan Lauletta October 8, 2016 11

Here are the latest news and notes from NWSL Championship week. when paul riley coached crystal dunn Among the many interwoven connections between the teams battling for the NWSL Championship on Sunday is that

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NWSL Championship: Speed, set pieces will be key

NWSL Championship: Speed, set pieces will be key

Chelsey Bush October 7, 2016 11

2016 NWSL Championship Washington Spirit vs Western New York Flash BBVA Compass Stadium, 5pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: Spirit won, 1-0-1 All-Time series: Flash lead, 5-3-3 HOUSTON, TX. — Last week Washington and Chicago

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NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

NWSL Semifinal: Spirit, Red Stars looking for first final

Chelsey Bush September 30, 2016 5

2016 NWSL Semifinal Chicago Red Stars (9-5-6) at Washington Spirit (12-5-3) Maryland SoccerPlex, 8pm EDT (FS1/foxsportsgo.com) Season series: tied, 1-1-0 All-Time Series: Spirit lead, 6-3-1 For the second year in a row, Washington’s semifinal

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Spirit lose again, hand Thorns shot at Shield

Spirit lose again, hand Thorns shot at Shield

The Equalizer Staff September 24, 2016 81

For the second time in as many matches the Washington Spirit tasted defeat when a victory would have clinched the NWSL Shield. Saturday’s 3-1 loss in Chicago, their first loss to the Red Stars

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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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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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Spirit draws Flash, clinches playoff spot

Spirit draws Flash, clinches playoff spot

The Equalizer Staff September 3, 2016 52

BOYDS, Md. — The Washington Spirit became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2016 NWSL playoffs with a 1-1 draw with the Western New York Flash on Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Although

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The Lowdown: Six on-field questions for NWSL return

The Lowdown: Six on-field questions for NWSL return

Dan Lauletta August 24, 2016 94

After the soft restart to the NWSL season with last week’s makeup match, the regularly scheduled games resume on Friday and all 10 teams will be in action over the weekend. From there it

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USWNT-Sweden Preview: In current form, shouldn’t be contest

USWNT-Sweden Preview: In current form, shouldn’t be contest

Ray Curren August 11, 2016 388

The mere name Sweden brings with it a type of respect in women’s soccer that other quarterfinal opponents like China (even with the 1999 World Cup final) don’t quite have at the moment. Sweden

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USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

USWNT Things Learned: Shouldn’t be many ill effects from draw

Ray Curren August 10, 2016 643

Even for the mighty United States women’s soccer team, conquerer of the world last summer and three-time defending Olympic champions, all games are not equal. The hashtag #WinTheGroup appeared to be the mantra of

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