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Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Run of Play: Defenders On the Rise

Chelsey Bush May 24, 2017 5

Among the arsenal of NWSL defenders, there are names who always stand out. There are the stalwarts – Becky Sauerbrunn, Christie Pearce, Steph Catley, Ali Krieger – and the reliable if sometimes overlooked –

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FC Kansas City Edges Spirit, Pugh Makes Historic NWSL Debut

FC Kansas City Edges Spirit, Pugh Makes Historic NWSL Debut

The Equalizer Staff May 20, 2017 15

Well, FC Kansas City certainly knows how to knock the wind out of a team’s sails. With the Washington Spirit’s sizable home crowd seemingly brimming with anticipation of recently signed 19-year-old rising U.S. Women’s

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Mal Pugh Debuts for Washington

Mal Pugh Debuts for Washington

Chelsey Bush May 20, 2017 57

USWNT forward Mallory Pugh made her heavily-anticipated professional and NWSL debut with the Washington Spirit tonight, coming on in the 54th minute for Arielle Ship with the Spirit currently down 0-1 to FC Kansas

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Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Week 6 Preview: The Debut of Pugh

Chelsey Bush May 19, 2017 32

Will the Pride continue good form, or will Seattle make them pay for a slip? Can Houston find its game? How does Mallory Pugh fit into Washington? Look for answers to these questions and

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Washington Spirit welcomes Mallory Pugh

Washington Spirit welcomes Mallory Pugh

Jennifer Gordon May 17, 2017 81

“For me, at this point of my life, I kind of wanted to step outside comfort zone and put myself into a new level,” Mallory Pugh explained as her reason for leaving UCLA and

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Bush: Three Takes on Pugh’s Signing

Bush: Three Takes on Pugh’s Signing

Chelsey Bush May 13, 2017 7

Ending weeks of speculation after Mallory Pugh announced her decision to go pro, today we learned she will indeed play in the NWSL for the Washington Spirit, who hold the top spot in the

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Seattle Reign storm past Washington Spirit with 6-2 victory

Seattle Reign storm past Washington Spirit with 6-2 victory

The Equalizer Staff May 13, 2017 6

The Seattle Reign had an explosion of goals against the Washington Spirit, defeating them 6-2 at home on Saturday afternoon. Megan Rapine scored a pair of goals while Christine Nairn scored the opener and

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NWSL Week 5 Preview

NWSL Week 5 Preview

Chelsey Bush May 12, 2017 10

We’ve had injuries and returns, own goals and penalties, upsets and blowouts, and we’re barely a month in. Expect the unexpected as we hit NWSL Week 5. GAME OF THE WEEK Washington Spirit (1-2-1)

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Allison’s Friday Favorites: Lohman’s upbeat road to recovery

Allison’s Friday Favorites: Lohman’s upbeat road to recovery

Allison Lee May 12, 2017 1

It’s Friday, which means it’s almost time for another weekend of NWSL action. It also means it’s time for another edition of my Friday Favorites. This week I had the privilege of talking to

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Tuesday Roundup: France announces final pre-EURO friendlies

Tuesday Roundup: France announces final pre-EURO friendlies

Allison Lee May 9, 2017 5

Also in today’s roundup, Francisca Ordega wins NWSL Player of the Week, Annike Krahn announces retirement and Moya Dodd responds to FIFA loss. France announces final pre-EURO friendlies France’s women’s national team announced today

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