Megan Oyster

Washington Spirit

Boston Breakers come back for 2-2 tie against Washington Spirit

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Adriana Leon and Abby Smith did their best to drag Boston to a result.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Midge Purce, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Allysha Chapman, Angela Salem, Morgan Andrews, Rosie White, Adriana Leon, Katie Stengel, Tiffany Weimer

The Boston Breakers went into this game against the Washington Spirit with a much-weakened back line and it showed.

Match preview: Boston Breakers vs Washington Spirit

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Who can stay off the bottom of the table?

The Boston Breakers will play the Washington Spirit away tomorrow. These are two teams who have, frustratingly, missed some crucial pieces at times this season, but who are both capable of turning in scintillating performances. The problem is consistency.

Washington Spirit trade Diana Matheson to Seattle Reign

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Confirming long-standing rumors, the Canada women's national team veteran is heading west

The Washington Spirit traded Diana Matheson to Seattle Reign FC, the club announced this evening. In exchange, the Spirit received versatile attacker Arielle Ship and the Reign's natural third round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.

A look at the Washington Spirit’s depth chart ahead of the 2017 NWSL Draft

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After an extremely busy offseason, it's time to look over the Spirit's roster

It has been a typically eventful offseason in the NWSL, and most of that activity - for better or for worse - has centered around the Washington Spirit. USWNT stars Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn have both found new clubs, as have key midfielder Christine Nairn and highly-rated center back Megan Oyster.

What should Washington Spirit fans expect out of Kristie Mewis and Kassey Kallman?

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Stephanie Yang of The Bent Musket is here to tell us about the former Boston Breakers duo

Last week, the Washington Spirit made yet another major trade, moving Megan Oyster, two first round draft picks, and the #2 spot in the NWSL Distribution Ranking Order to the Boston Breakers.

WNY Flash win 2016 NWSL championship on PKs

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The Spirit were set to win the championship - until the Flash flipped the script.

WNY Flash starting XI: Sabrina D'Angelo, Abby Dahlkemper, Elizabeth Eddy, Abby Erceg, Jaelene Kinkle, Alanna Kennedy, Samantha Mewis, McCall Zerboni, Jessica McDonald, Lynn Williams, Makenzy Doniak

Washington Spirit starting XI: Kelsey Wys, Shelina Zadorsky, Megan Oyster, Ali Krieger, Caprice Dydasco, Whitney Church, Victoria Huster, Christine Nairn, Francisca Ordega, Crystal Dunn, Estefania Banini

It was a sunny day in Houston when the Washington Spirit met the Western New York Flash.

Washington Spirit clinch NWSL playoff spot with 1-1 draw with WNY Flash

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Katie Stengel scored as the Spirit sealed a third straight postseason berth

The Washington Spirit became the first NWSL team to clinch a playoff spot this season with tonight's 1-1 draw against the Western New York Flash. Spirit forward Katie Stengel opened the scoring in the 64th minute but the Flash responded and equalized with 15 minutes remaining, but Samantha Mewis pulled the Flash level as Western NY piled on the pressure.

Washington Spirit regain their rhythm in 2-0 win over Orlando Pride

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In an emotional night at the Maryland Soccerplex, a strong first half performance leads the Spirit past Orlando

In front of a record 5,750 fans, the Washington Spirit returned to their early season dominance, beating the Orlando Pride 2-0. Estefania Banini gave the Spirit a 9th minute lead, while Francisca Ordega struck five minutes before halftime to help the Spirit to their fifth win of the season.

Washington Spirit continue their unbeaten run with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dash

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Joanna Lohman's first half goal proved enough for the Spirit

On a windy and chilly night at the Maryland Soccerplex, the Washington Spirit beat the Houston Dash 1-0 thanks to a goal from Joanna Lohman in the first half. Despite Dash goalkeeper Lydia Williams' heroic efforts and Houston's opportunities, the Spirit prevailed and continued their five-game undefeated streak.

Spirit throw away their chances, settle for scoreless draw against Thorns

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The Spirit dropped their first points of the season in a 0-0 tie against the Portland Thorns

In each of the Washington Spirit's first three games, the team earned a win despite numerous missed opportunities on offense. This Saturday, the Spirit couldn't succeed in spite of their inefficiency.

Washington Spirit, thanks to two goals from Diana Matheson, knock off the Western New York Flash 3-0

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The Spirit continued their winning streak on the road with a win over the Flash

The Washington Spirit survived a panic in the early second half to beat the Western New York Flash 3-0 in Rochester, New York tonight. Diana Matheson scored in the opening minutes and converted a penalty kick in the second half to double the Spirit's lead.

Washington Spirit defeat Sky Blue FC 2-1 for second straight win

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Goals from Ali Krieger and Diana Matheson gave the Spirit a road win, taking them to the top of the NWSL standings

The Washington Spirit earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sky Blue FC this Saturday, lifting the team into first place after the second week of NWSL action. Ali Krieger scored the opening goal for the Spirit in the waning minutes of the first half after a misplaced cross went on frame.

Spirit beat Boston Breakers 1-0 in season opener

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A bicycle kick from Joanna Lohman lifts the Spirit to a 1-0 win in the first game of the 2016 NWSL season

The Washington Spirit kicked off the first game of the historic fourth season of the NWSL on Saturday, April 16. Maryland native Joanna Lohman scored a bicycle kick within three minutes of kickoff to propel her side to an early lead over the visiting Boston Breakers.

Rose Lavelle

Boston loses 2-0 away at Portland

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Bad start, tough finish.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Christen Westphal, Megan Oyster, Julie King, Emilie Haavi, Angela Salem, Rose Lavelle, Rosie White, Natasha Dowie

It started with calamity as the Boston Breakers took on the Portland Thorns in the away leg of their two back-to-back games.

Boston drops lead to Chicago in 1-1 tie

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What a weird game.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Amanda Frisbie, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal, Allysha Chapman, Angela Salem, Rose Lavelle, Rosie White, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie

It was a game of back-and-forth in the first half of Chicago vs Boston. Boston tried to open up strong from the starting whistle, with Rose Lavelle finding Adriana Leon in a nice pocket of space in front of goal in the 5'.

Breakers get it right with 1-0 win over Sky Blue FC

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Matt Beard wanted to set the tone - consider it set.

STARTING XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal, Julie King, Angela Salem, Rosie White, Rose Lavelle, Tiffany Weimer, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie

The Boston Breakers opened at home today against Sky Blue FC after a 2-0 road loss against FC Kansas City.

Boston Breakers lose 2-0 to FC Kansas City in first game

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Boston's 2017 has gotten off to a rocky start.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Allysha Chapman, Christen Westphal, Megan Oyster, Midge Purce, Amanda DaCosta, Angela Salem, Adriana Leon, Rosie White, Rose Lavelle, Natasha Dowie (c)

The Boston Breakers got off to a bit of a slow start in their debut game of 2017 and FC kansas City.

Oyster and Lavelle called up to USWNT before Russia friendlies

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Lavelle returns and Oyster gets her first callup.

Rose Lavelle and Megan Oyster have been called up to the latest USWNT camp ahead of their two friendlies against Russia.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (6): Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

This is Oyster's first callup to national team.

The Rest

Boston Breakers injuries take their toll in 3-1 loss to Houston Dash

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The weakened Boston defense couldn't consistently deal with Houston.

Starting XI: Abby Smith, Midge Purce, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Amanda Frisbie, Angela Salem, Amanda Da Costa, Rosie White, Adriana Leon, Natasha Dowie, Ifeoma Onumonu

Natasha Dowie returned to the lineup and Matt Beard made several other changes to his attack as the Boston Breakers took on the Houston Dash at home.

NCAA: UCLA Bruins consigue su primer campeonato nacional

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Por primera vez en su historia, UCLA Bruins consiguió el campeonato nacional de NCAA, luego de una intensa final en la que dominó a Florida State con grandes jugadas, dos de esas reventando el travesaño y el poste, con una destacada actuación de la arquera de las Seminoles, Kelsey Wys.

Las atinadas intervenciones de Wys, los postes y las buenas acciones defensivas de ambos equipos prolongaron el juego hasta los tiempos extras, donde Megan Oyster, de excelente partido, filtró un pase de lujo justo al espacio, batiendo a todas las defensas, hasta los pies de Kodi Lavrusky, quien hizo un buen movimiento de desmarque y disparó, venciendo la portería de Florida State, dándole el primer título a UCLA.

Weissenhofer, Red Stars top Madison

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Chicago Red Stars midfielder Michele Weissenhofer scored two goals and assisted a Julie Ewing goal as Chicago defeated the Madison 56ers, 3-1, in Women's Premier Soccer League action on Wednesday at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wis.