Washington Spirit

August 12, 2019 | David Wolfe

Spirit Fall in Lavelle’s First Home Game Back

Rose Lavelle was back in the lineup at home for the first time since the World Cup but the Washington Spirit missed an opportunity to move up in the standings.  The Chicago Red Stars extended their winning streak to five games shutting out the Spirit 1-0 dropping them to sixth place in the National Women’s […]

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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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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Rose Lavelle: Inspired by Hamm, Now Inspiring Others

Washington Spirit and U.S. Women’s Team midfielder Rose Lavelle followed in the footsteps of a player she had long looked up to during her performance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, in which she scored three goals, including one in the final. While attending elementary school at St. Vincent Ferrer School in Cincinnati, Lavelle dressed […]

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July 8, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Lavelle Shows Spirit in US Team’s World Cup Win

Washington Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle scored the insurance goal in the US Women’s National Team’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands with a blistering shot late in the second half of the World Cup finals in Decines-Charpieu, France. Fans from all over the globe praised Lavelle for her non-stop delivery and powerhouse performance. Lavelle scored three […]

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