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Seattle Reign supreme over Washington Spirit in final game of the season, 3-2

Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirit 9 30 17Spirit midfielder Tori Huster slows Beverly Yanez’s movement towards the ball as Mallory Pugh closes in from behind for the steal. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  BOYDS — Sitting at the bottom of the National Women’s Soccer League’s standings, the only improvement the Washington Spirit could have gained Saturday by winning their match against the Seattle Reign FC would have been ninth place. Unfortunately, even that small victory was not to be; The Spirit lost to The Reign at Maureen Hendricks Field, 3-2.

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Washington Spirit fall to North Carolina Courage

Spirit vs. CouragePitted against the league leaders in the National Women’s Soccer League on their home pitch, the Washington Spirit (4-10-4) fell 2-0 to the North Carolina Courage (13-5-0) this past Saturday. The North Carolina Courage was the team to beat as they’re at the top of the league with 39 points. The next closest team is the Portland Thorns with 34 points. Unless the Courage fall apart in the next few weeks, they will be the league champions of the NWSL.

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The American team suffers a defeat at the hands of England and France

US WNT vs. FranceU.S. Women's midfielder Allie Long (20) gets in front of France's Eugenie Le Sommer to break her attack in the 2017 She Believes Cup at RFK Stadium. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE

After England’s national women’s team defeated the US Women’s National team last weekend, the first time ever that England has defeated the US team on their home field, one would not have thought that France would do the same on Tuesday, March 7.

The Women’s National Team from France, coached by Olivier Echouafni, doused the US Women’s team 3-0. By the 11th minute, France was up 2 to nil. The steady rain on the field seemed to wash away the indomitable strength of the US Women’s backline. France owned the pitch. 

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Spirit much more successful at home than away

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The Washington Spirit is unbeaten in Boyds this season but they have not carried that same success while on the road.

On the road, their play is inconsistent and wins are fleeting and draws are common, though losses have been limited to a single match.

The Friday match against the Boston Breakers ended in a 1-1 draw, earning both teams a single point in the National Women’s Soccer League standings.

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Concussions continue to be a problem in sports

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Brandi Chastain, the woman who ripped off her jersey showing off her joy and sports bra to the world after scoring the winning goal for the US women’s team in 1999 Women’s World Cup announced last week she will be donating her brain to science when she dies. She is donating it to Boston University. Her belief is scientists and neurologists at Boston University who study Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) may find in her brain a way to see how CTE develops in a brain of someone who has played soccer most of her life.

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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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