The Washington Spirit

July 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Mallory Pugh Says Lavelle ‘Rose’ to the Occasion at World Cup

During a press conference on July 22, Washington Spirit player Mallory Pugh had high praise for fellow Spirit player Rose Lavelle. Both women are also teammates on the U.S. women’s national soccer team. Here’s what Pugh had to say about Lavelle’s performance at the World Cup.

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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 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Roses, One Memorable Moment

Fans lined up after the Washington Spirit’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash Saturday night to meet their new World Cup heroes. Six players on the Spirit’s roster represented their countries at the World Cup including Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh who played for the winning US team. MCM was there to capture some memorable […]

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July 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Spirit Lose Game, Win Over Fans

The final score at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night indicated that the Washington Spirit had lost to the Houston Dash 2-1 in a game delayed by heat and lightning. But a sellout crowd of 5500 – many of whom stayed after the game for autographs and pictures with US National Team players Rose Lavelle and […]

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July 21, 2019 | David Wolfe

Dash Prevail as Spirit Welcomes Back World Cup Players

At a sold-out Maureen Hendricks Field in oppressive heat and humidity, the Houston Dash surprised the Spirit with a 2-1 victory on First Responders and Welcome Back World Cup players night. The first half of play was relatively even for both teams. Halftime arrived with no goals by either team. Mother nature interrupted the halftime […]

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July 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Game Time for Saturday’s Spirit Game Moved Due to Extreme Heat

Continued extreme heat has caused the Spirit to move the start time of Saturday’s game from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. According to the Spirit, Gate D and the Fan Zone will open at 6:30 p.m. and Gate A will open at 7 p.m. Refillable water or water bottles will […]

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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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June 21, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman to Have Jersey Retired On Pride Night

One of the best players in Washington Spirit history will retire her jersey Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. Joanna Lohman will be honored at halftime of the Houston Dash-Spirit game for her professional and personal achievements as part of Pride Night. The LGBTQ community will also be celebrated as well as showing […]

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April 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Spirits’ Star Mallory Pugh Rejects Comparisons, Wants to Establish Own Identity

Mallory Pugh just wants to play. She has been a star in her sport for years now despite her ripe old age of 20 years old. She was the U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year and Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2015. In 2016, she became the youngest female […]

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