Coach Richie Burke

September 30, 2019 | David Wolfe

Spirit’s Stars Lead the Way in Comeback Win

The Washington Spirit made their 2019 home finale a memorable one with a come-from-behind 2-1 win against the North Carolina Courage. The Spirit’s two stars Mallory Pugh (75th minute) and Rose Lavelle (84th minute) scored before a sellout crowd at Maureen Hendricks Field in Boyds. Photographer David Wolfe captured all the great moments. The Washington […]

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July 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Lavelle, Pugh Continue Fight for Equal Pay

At a press conference at FedEx Field in Landover on Monday, Washington Spirit players Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh talked about the famous “equal pay” chant after winning the Women’s World Cup. When asked about the ongoing issue, Lavelle did not mince words. Elise Kellond-Knight of Australia, a defensive midfielder for the Spirit, said that […]

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July 19, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

For Spirit Head Coach, Getting Lavelle and Pugh Back is ‘Like Christmas Day’

The Washington Spirit held their final training session before Saturday night’s home game against the Houston Dash. The extreme heat caused head coach Richie Burke to shorten practice at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds. Two players from the U.S. World Cup champion team, Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh, are back with the team and their […]

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June 24, 2019 | David Wolfe

Washington Spirit Extends Unbeaten Streak with Home Win Against Houston Dash

The Washington Spirit extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches with a draw against the Houston Dash, Saturday, June 22.  On the first ever Pride night, the Spirit played hard and fast.  They dominated possession of the ball 63.9% of the time and rarely gave the Dash a chance to mount a proper attack on […]

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