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September 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

Spirit Coach Mark Parsons Steps Down

The Washington Spirit announced today that Mark Parsons has stepped down as the team’s head coach and general manager. “On behalf of the Spirit organization, we’d like to thank Mark for his tremendous efforts to build a championship team from the pros to the academy,” said Ashlee Comber, vice president of operations. “It has been […]

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September 6, 2015 | Staff Writer

Washington Spirit Lose to Seattle Reign, 2-1, Before Sold Out Crowd (PHOTO)

The Washington Spirit lost for the first time at the Maryland SoccerPlex during the 2015 National Womens Soccer League (NWSL) season against Seattle Reign FC in front of a sold out home crowd. Washington Spirit (8-6-6, 30 points) scored from a Matheson penalty kick while the Reign (13-3-4, 43 points) tallied two goals. In the […]

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August 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

Washington Spirit Will Try to Clinch Playoff Spot Tonight

The Washington Spirit play FC Kansas City at 8 p.m. tonight at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City. A win clinches a playoff spot for the Spirit, meanwhile a loss would leave the door open for Portland Thorns FC to possibly snag the final playoff spot. “The team is in great shape heading into the […]

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July 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Washington Spirit Over Seattle Reign FC, 3-0 (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

The Washington Spirit remain undefeated at home after winning Saturday night’s soccer game 3-0 over the Seattle Reign FC. The three goals were scored by Amanda Da Costa, Crystal Dunn and Christine Nairn in front of 5,413 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. This was the team’s first home game since the U.S.A. World […]

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June 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spirit Take On Chicago Tonight

The Washington Spirit are heading to Chicago after two weeks off to play the league-leading Chicago Red Stars tonight at 8 p.m. “The team has arrived back from a short break looking fresh and hungry for the challenge at Chicago this weekend,” said general manager and head coach Mark Parsons. “The level in training this […]

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June 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spirit Signs Two World Cup Players

The Washington Spirit has signed two international players now competing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015. Hayley Raso plays for Australia and Josephine Chukwunonye plays for Nigeria. Each player will take an international spot on the Spirit roster at the end of their World Cup play. Australia and Nigeria face each other today in […]

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May 29, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spirit Back At Plex Against Portland Saturday

The Washington Spirit arrive back home to play the Portland Thorns FC on Saturday at 7 p.m.  “I am excited we are coming home for two games starting with hosting Portland this weekend,” said head coach Mark Parsons. “The schedule has been tough and I am very proud of every member of this team and […]

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May 16, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spirit Back to the Plex Saturday

The Washington Spirit are back at Maureen Hendricks Field in Boyds Saturday, for their second game this season against Sky Blue FC . The game starts at 7 p.m. “We are so excited to be back at home this weekend,” said midfielder Tori Huster. “There’s nothing like playing on your home turf in front of your […]

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April 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

Fans Packed the Plex for Home Opener (PHOTOS)

Fans beat the drum and waived their flags on a balmy evening to watch the Washington Spirit top the defending NWSL champion FC Kansas City Saturday night. About 3,500 were in attendance for the home opener of the 2015 season, according to team owner Bill Lynch. Young players sported their team jerseys and older fans […]

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April 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Mark Parsons on Winning Game Plan (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Washington Spirit coach Mark Parsons shares some of his goals for a winning season. The Washington Spirit kick off the season on April 10 in Houston. The pro soccer team will play its home opener on April 18 against Kansas City at the Maryland SoccerPlex.

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