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Audi Field, Red Bull Arena and the NWSL’s ambitions

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Stop me if you’ve heard this already this summer: Megan Rapinoe said it best.

This time, she was wearing a Reign FC jersey and discussing a match – a thrilling 2-2 draw which didn’t help either team’s playoff hopes – which saw 17,418 fans show up for the Washington Spirit’s second game of the season at Audi Field.

“I feel like that could just be a normal game here,” Rapinoe said after Saturday’s match. “It wasn’t like it was the only game they were going to play here, it wasn’t the championship match or anything—just kind of a normal game in the league.”

Saturday was another spectacle for the National Women’s Soccer League in this post-World Cup landscape filled with record attendances.

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