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Chicago Red Stars hand Washington Spirit another loss, 2-0

Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington SpiritBOYDS — Playing against a team that had a seven-game losing streak with a rookie keeper in the net, during an incredible downpour of rain, the Washington Spirit lost yet another match.
The Chicago Red Stars handed the Spirit another defeat, 2-0, on the Spirit’s home turf no less, and ready to start a winning streak. The Red Stars head back to Chicago with 3 new points towards improvement in the National Women’s Soccer League standings while the Spirit picked up zero.
Locally the weather has been nothing but wet all week and match day was no exception. Partly sunny skies during on field warmups turned cloudy when dark storm clouds marched in from the East. As the teams stood for the playing of the national anthem ready for the start of the game, the rain began.

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Washington Spirit play Chicago Red Stars to a draw

Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington SpiritDuring the wind and rain at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, the Washington Spirit played the Chicago Red Stars to a draw, 1-1.
Starting hard and fast, the Washington Spirit (1-2-2) gained control of the ball and scored the first goal of the match early on against the Chicago Red Stars (2-1-3). In the fourth minute, Spirit forward and U.S. international player Mallory Pugh brought the ball on a solo trip up the right side of the field, turned toward net at the penalty box and crossed the ball right in front of Red Star keeper Alyssa Naehr.
Open Spirit forward Frannie Ordega collected the ball just outside the frame and booted it and herself into the back of the net. The ball got to the back of the net first. In a surprise repeat of an early goal in another recent match, the Spirit had cashed in on an early opportunity, stunning the opposition. Ordgea scored her third goal in three matches, and the Spirit were up one to nil over the Red Stars with 86 long minutes ahead of them.

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Spirit prevail 2-1 in OT, head to NWSL championship

Washington Spirit Francisca OrdegaWashington Spirit forward Francisca Ordega scored the game-winning goal in overtime Friday.  PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

BOYDS – Home field advantage worked again for the Washington Spirit in their 2 to 1 overtime victory against the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League semifinals Friday.

The win paved the road to Houston for the Spirit, where they will play the Western New York Flash for the national championship Oct. 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Washington Spirit blank Reign to remain undefeated at home

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Soccer-01The Washington Spirit maintained their undefeated home pitch record Saturday night against the then league leader Seattle Reign FC that was coming off a streak of eight wins.  Washington Spirit players held the Reign to zero, a clean sheet for keeper Kelsey Wys.  Losing this game moved the Reign from first to second place in the league standings, one point behind the leader.  Winning added three points to the Spirit’s league total moving them into third place. They trail the Chicago Red Stars the current league leader by only two points.  A win this coming Saturday against the Chicago Red Stars could put the Spirit in first place. 

 

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Spirit tie vs. Boston puts Washington just shy of first place

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Spirit vs Breakers 111The favorite number of the night for the Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers game was the number one. Each team scored one goal in the game, which resulted in a tie. A tied final score earns both teams one point in the National Women's Soccer League standings. At the end of last week, the one point earned on Saturday against Boston put the Washington Spirit one point out of the number-one spot in the league standings. Whom do the Spirit play next? The number-one team in the league, the Chicago Red Stars. Ones all around for everyone.

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