Washington Spirit

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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July 1, 2019 | David Wolfe

Washington Spirit’s Loss to North Carolina Courage Ends Streak

In front of a crowd of 2,481, the Washington Spirit ended their seven game no-loss streak to the North Carolina Courage 1 – 2, Saturday June 29 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. North Carolina scored first but not until the third minute of added time in the first half. The goal was the result […]

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June 24, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Honored at Saturday’s Match

It was a draw between the Houston Dash and the hometown Washington Spirit Saturday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds.  The Spirit remained undefeated.  The show was really about Joanna Lohman.  Lohman  played 16 years of professional women’s soccer.  Saturday’s game was the Spirit’s inaugural Pride match and her #Forever15 retirement game. The Maryland […]

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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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June 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Spirit Players Contribute to Record-Setting U.S. Women’s World Cup Win

The U.S. National women’s soccer team made history in their 2019 World Cup debut routing Thailand 13-0 on Tuesday in Reims, France. Alex Morgan led the way with a record-tying five goals. Two current Washington Spirit players, Rose Lavelle with two goals and Mallory Pugh with one, contributed to the rousing victory. RECAP | Lavelle […]

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May 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: US Women’s World Cup Roster Includes 2 Current, 3 Former Washington Spirit Players

The final 23 player U.S. Women’s World Cup roster is set and five current and former Washington Spirit players made the cut. Current players Mallory Pugh, 21, and Rose Lavelle, 23, were officially announced as part of the roster. As were veterans Ashlyn Harris, 33, Ali Krieger, 34, and Megan Rapinoe, 33, who played for […]

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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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