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New investors, DC United partnership reveal Washington Spirit’s growing ambitions

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The Washington Spirit are growing like a “bamboo shoot” popping out of the ground.

That is how Briana Scurry sees her recent investment in the Spirit, and the National Women’s Soccer League. The former World Cup champion and Olympic gold-medalist described the NWSL as being in its “sweet spot” where its grounded roots support its shoot just beginning to spring into action.

In the early years of the league, Scurry said, “You don’t see anything on the surface. That’s what we’ve done this first eight years of the league and now it’s time to start to shoot up into the air.”

The investors

Scurry joined a group of more than two dozen investors, announced on Wednesday, who became a part of Washington’s expanding investment class spanning the technology, sports and political landscape. Other new investors include Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager, Dominique Dawes, Assia Grazioli-Venier and about 30 more influential figures.

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