Washington Spirit

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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April 11, 2019 | Diane Roberts

With World Cup on Their Minds, Washington Spirit Players Prep for Season Opener

Washington Spirit players gathered at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds on Thursday for a media day ahead of their season opener this weekend and the Women’s World Cup this summer. Diane Roberts was there for MyMCMedia.

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April 8, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Washington Spirit Midfielder Joanna Lohman Retires

Washington Spirit midfielder Joanna Lohman, 36, announced her retirement from the National Women’s Soccer League and professional soccer. Lohman has played in the league for over 10 years and will continue her work as a human rights activist, professional speaker and sport diplomat off the field. THIS IS IT!!! After 16 years of playing pro […]

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March 14, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Former Washington Spirit Teammates Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris Announce Engagement

National Women’s Soccer League standouts and former Washington Spirit teammates Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris announced their engagement Wednesday. Harris, a goalkeeper, and Krieger, a defender, have been engaged since September but confirmed their relationship for the first time in an interview with PEOPLE. Despite their romance starting almost 10 years ago when they were […]

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September 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Spirit Goalkeeper to Take Leave of Absence

The goalkeeper for the Washington Spirit is taking a medical leave of absence, according to a tweet she posted Wednesday. “It is with great difficulty that the Spirit and I have decided that I will take a medical leave of absence for the remainder of the season,” Stephanie Labbe said. The National Women’s Soccer League […]

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August 30, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. PSC Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission wants to know what you think of Pepco’s proposed rate hike that would increase the average customer’s bill by $7.37 per month. A public hearing takes place tonight, beginning at 6:30 […]

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May 27, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, May 26 – May 29 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s current exhibition, Drawing for Art, is on display from now through June 6. This exhibit has a twist, buy a ticket for a drawing on June 6 and go home with an original piece of artwork. The Rockville Art League […]

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May 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

UPDATED Weekend Planner, May 19 – May 21 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion currently has two exhibits on display through this weekend, the 31st Biennial of the Creative Crafts Council and The Space Between. Admission is free; hours are posted, here. The Rockville Art League Juried Members’ Show is on exhibit at Glenview Mansion from […]

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May 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Teen Soccer Star Mallory Pugh Begins Training with the Washington Spirit (VIDEO)

Forward Mallory Pugh, who recently celebrated her 19th birthday, is now training with the Washington Spirit as she prepares to make her National Women’s Soccer League debut on Saturday night against FC Kansas City. At a news conference on Tuesday, Pugh said her new teammates have been extremely welcoming and she said there were smiles […]

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April 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 12, in Montgomery County: 1. The county’s departments of environmental protection and transportation are celebrating Transportation Week with a Bikeshare promotion in Friendship Heights from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ride On Customer Appreciation at the Lakeforest Transit Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and an […]

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