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Spirit score more goals in 1 day than DCU does in 2, and more: 8/14/17 Freedom Kicks

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Some familiar names bubbling up and such also.

Hi. Did you all dry out yet? Anyway, Sunday night games suck for those of us scrambling for links. Minor gripe, I know.

Recaps of D.C. United's 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake from us (with more from us here), WaPo and MLS. RSL Soapbox has the land of Mormon.

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.

Washington Spirit vs. Boston Breakers 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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The Spirit need a win against a team that has given them trouble throughout their history

After a stretch in which they played four straight road games (and five of six total games since July 1st), the Washington Spirit return home in dire need of points. Hosting the Boston Breakers, Washington is looking at a situation in which they need to make up a nine point gap in eight games to get into the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

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.

Germany wins in Russia, the US warms up for the Gold Cup & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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And some local soccer stuff too I guess.

Hi. Hope you got fireworks, are going to a fireworks thing, and keep an eye on your pets and/or kids.

Recaps of D.C. United's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Impact by us and MLS (Goff took the weekend off). D.C. finds themselves 20th in the 22 team MLS.

Washington Spirit have most of the chances, but fall 1-0 to the Boston Breakers

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Midge Purce's first professional goal kept Washington winless away from home

Despite creating plenty of chances in both halves, and the return of Mallory Pugh and Estefania Banini, the Washington Spirit remained winless away from home, falling 1-0 to the Boston Breakers at Jordan Field today.

Chapman and Leon called up for Canada

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More international players are getting called away as teams take advantage of the FIFA window.

Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been called up to Canada's 19-player roster for upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica. Canada will play Costa Rica on June 8 and June 11 in Winnipeg and Toronto respectively.

Mallory Pugh

Alex Morgan and Marta both score as the Orlando Pride trounce the Washington Spirit

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The Spirit saw a four-game road trek end with a resounding defeat

The inconsistency that has dogged the Washington Spirit all season came back again tonight, as they followed Friday's 4-1 road win with a 3-0 road loss to the Orlando Pride. Marta, Camila, and Alex Morgan scored three goals in a twelve minute span during the second half, as Washington saw an even game slowly drift out of their grasp from the 40th minute onward.

2017 Gold Cup semifinals set, Michael Carrick to Colorado?, and more: Freedom Kicks for 7/21/2017

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More talk about nipples, bite marks, and the surface of the sun than normal, because the soccer world is getting weird

Hey everyone! Still reeling from Wednesday night? Yup. Spent most of Thursday trying not to deal with soccer's current harsh realities, and I've got to say it helped a little bit.

Mallory Pugh, Marta exchange goals as the Washington Spirit fight back to tie the Orlando Pride 2-2

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Pugh's 90th minute penalty kick gave the Spirit a point in front of a sellout home crowd

It wasn't the result they were looking for, but the Washington Spirit showed some real fight in coming back twice to get a 2-2 draw before a sellout crowd of 5,200 at the Maryland Soccerplex. Marta twice gave the visitors the lead, with a 10th minute penalty kick and a 56th minute shot through traffic, but Mallory Pugh responded both times with a goal of her own, including a 90th minute spot kick after Kristie Mewis drew the foul.

Boston Breakers pick up Katie Stengel

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Could she be the missing attacking piece?

The Boston Breakers have claimed 25-year-old forward Katie Stengel after she was waived by the Washington Spirit.

To maintain the 20-player roster cap, the Breakers have waived defender Kylie Strom.

Stengel had 222 minutes over five games for the Spirit and no goals or assists; with the Spirit starting to find their rhythm through the work of Francisca Ordega and Cheyna Williams, and the return of Mallory Pugh hopefully imminent, that didn't leave much room for Stengel to break in.

Francisca Ordega’s goal helps Washington Spirit to 1-1 tie at Chicago Red Stars

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Missing multiple starters, the Spirit managed a gritty road draw against one of the best teams in the NWSL

Francisca Ordega scored just before halftime to help the Washington Spirit scrape a 1-1 tie on the road against the Chicago Red Stars. Chicago was the favorite this afternoon, but couldn't create much against a stubborn Spirit side.

Mallory Pugh introduced at Washington Spirit, Mexico World Cup qualifying roster announced, & more: Freedom Kicks for May 17, 2017

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Pugh, Pugh, Pugh!

Happy Wednesday folks. Soccer news was all over the place yesterday, so let's get into it:

Mallory Pugh steps into pro soccer, and increased expectations, with Washington Spirit | Washington Post

Mallory Pugh is officially announced as the newest member of the Washington Spirit, and now the expectations for her development as a pro have spiked.

Major Link Soccer: Mallory Pugh to be introduced today

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After weeks of speculation, the 19-year-old will finally play for an NWSL club.

Seattle

It was a great weekend for the Seattle Reign. After demolishing the Washington Spirit 6-2 on Saturday, the Reign have taken the top spot in Power Rankings.

Haley Kopmeyer is up for Save of the Week for her late game reaction save that kept the Spirit to just two goals on the afternoon.

Mallory Pugh signs with NWSL, joins Washington Spirit

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What seemed like an improbable outcome has come true, and the Spirit have themselves a bona fide star in the making

Mallory Pugh is coming to the DMV. The USWNT attacker confirmed today that she has signed with the NWSL, and via the league's distribution ranking order will sign with the Washington Spirit.

NWSL

Washington Spirit forward Arielle Ship wins NWSL Player of the Week

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A dominant second half against Sky Blue was recognized today by the NWSL Media Association

Washington Spirit forward Arielle Ship, thanks to a one goal/two assist performance against Sky Blue FC, was named the NWSL Player of the Week by the NWSL Media Association. Ship's play was instrumental in Washington overturning a 1-0 halftime deficit, allowing the Spirit to come away 4-1 winners.

Breakers End Skid, Beat Spirit

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Photo credit: Boston Breakers

Rookie forward Margaret Purce scored her first pro goal after the break to send the Breakers to a long-awaited 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit on Saturday at Jordan Field in Allston, Mass.

Purce, who entered Saturday's match in the 62nd minute, broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute on a pass from Rosie White to end the Breakers recent eight-match winless rut.

Cheyna Williams

Arielle Ship leads Washington Spirit to comeback win over Sky Blue FC

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A breakout from the rookie attacker sparked a halftime turnaround for Washington

At the halftime whistle tonight, the Washington Spirit trudged off the field extremely fortunate to only be down 1-0 against Sky Blue FC. However, the Spirit - sparked by a breakout performance from rookie Arielle Ship - transformed during the break, storming their way to a 4-1 win.

Thorns fall 1-0 to Spirit

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Portland posts their second straight loss in a slog on the road

Portland fell 1-0 on the road against the Washington Spirit, dropping three points for the second week in a row in a sluggish game that saw missteps by the Thorns on both ends of the ball.

Recap

Washington got a number of chances in the first half, starting in the 9th minute, when Havana Solaun got a shot past Celeste Boureille in the penalty area.

Portland Thorns

Washington Spirit go toe-to-toe with Portland Thorns, but drop 2-1 decision

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Despite plenty of chances, Washington's NWSL winless streak extended to four at Providence Park

A familiar pattern returned once again for the Washington Spirit, who fell 2-1 to the Portland Thorns despite creating enough chances to win the game. Havana Solaun gave Washington a lead in the 58th minute, but close-range finishes from Allie Long and Mallory Weber gave the home side a win that kept them in third place overall.

Portland Thorns vs Washington Spirit: How to Watch, Match Thread

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The Thorns take on the Washington Spirit tonight at Providence Park in their second of three consecutive home matches. After upsetting the North Carolina Courage last week in one of their more comprehensive performances to date, Portland will look to get three points out of bottom-of-the-table Washington and remain in playoff position.

Portland Dominate Kansas 3-0 at Home

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Fast, accurate and results driven - are the Thorns we love back?

There's nothing quite like the excitement of a midweek game. Portland, fresh off a road loss to the Spirit, looked happy to come back home this Wednesday and score in front of an amazing crowd of 16k supporters tonight. They didn't disappoint; the game ended with a 3-0 win for Portland.

Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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The Spirit, with only one home game between now and mid-August, need to take three points against the Thorns

The Washington Spirit, coming off of a 1-1 draw in Chicago, face the Portland Thorns tonight in a key match for both teams. The Thorns suffered a disappointing 3-1 home loss to Sky Blue FC last week and are looking to bounce back tonight and in their upcoming midweek game.

D.C. United

USMNT impresses, the Spirit and Kickers depress & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, go see Baby Driver.

Howdy. Whatever did you do over the break?

Recaps of the United States' 3-0 win over Nicaragua and advancing out of Group B in the CONCACAF Gold Cup by us, Stars and Stripes FC and WaPo.

Wasteful Spirit fall 2-1 to the Dash (us): While the Houston Dash were missing Carli Lloyd, they were able to hang on for a win over the Washington Spirit, who remain in the NWSL basement.

DMV pro soccer recaps, USMNT jersey leaks & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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This is a little more serious than usual.

Hi. Off we go:

Recaps of Toronto FC's 2-0 win over D.C. United from us (with more from us here), MLS and WaPo. Waking The Red has the GTO take.

Ordega's goal helps Spirit to 1-1 tie at Chicago - Black And Red United: Francisca Ordega helped celebrate Caprice Dydasco's return to the roster by scoring as the Washington Spirit drew with the Chicago Red Stars, putting them 8th in the NWSL.

Mal Pugh injured, 2017 US Open Cup draw, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/16/2017

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Also, a warning to prepare yourself for the rapidly approaching battle with the robots

Fighting off sleep to put this together, so this will be a short one.

2017 US Open Cup draw pairs D.C. United with the New England Revolution | Black and Red United
Mostly linking this over again so I can go on record with my hunches on who gets through:

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Yanara Aedo

Washington Spirit sign Chilean forward Yanara Aedo

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Aedo played for the Spirit's reserve team

The Washington Spirit signed Chilean attacker Yanara Aedo, the club announced this evening. Aedo played for the Washington Spirit Reserves and practiced with the team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Two players will be waived later this week to make room for Estefania Banini and Aedo's arrival.

Washington Spirit sign Chilean forward Yanara Aedo

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Aedo played for the Spirit's reserve team in recent years

The Washington Spirit signed Chilean attacker Yanara Aedo, the club announced this evening. Aedo played for the Washington Spirit Reserves and practiced with the team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Per the club, two players will be waived later this week to make room for the arrival of Aedo and Estefania Banini.

Seattle Reign

Seattle Reign vs Washington Spirit: Player Ratings

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A nearly perfect attacking performance hid some defensive flaws in an entertaining game.

It was another week where Seattle Reign FC presented their line-up as a 3-4-3, but in reality it played as their standard 4-3-3 with the wide forwards dropping back to help the midfield when defending.

The Washington Spirit offense relies on the speedy front line of Cheyna Williams and Francisca Ordega, along with wide play by Havana Solaun.

Seattle Reign vs. Washington Spirit 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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Washington is looking to build on last week's success

After struggling at the start of the 2017 season, the Washington Spirit posted an electric performance last Saturday, beating Sky Blue 4-3. The Spirit had trouble on offense in their first three games, but managed to score four goals last weekend.

Seattle Reign v. Washington Spirit: Three Questions

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Black and Red United is here to help you better get to know Seattle's opponent.

Seattle Reign FC are hungry for three points as the squad heads into its first of two home matches. On Saturday, May 13, Laura Harvey and team kick off at 1 p.m. against the Washington Spirit.

Both teams are coming off performances where they showed promising attacking moments.

The Rest

Orlando Pride vs. Washington Spirit 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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Will the quick turnaround help the Spirit get rolling, or curtail their momentum?

The Washington Spirit is coming off of the biggest win of their season, but they have no time to rest on their laurels. Tonight against the Orlando Pride, Washington has a chance to start their first winning streak of 2017, but it won't come easy.

Washington Spirit lose Line Sigvardsen Jensen to torn ACL

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Her season comes to an early end after picking up the injury at Euro 2017

Confirming reports from Euro 2017, Washington Spirit midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen has been diagnosed with a torn ACL. Sigvardsen Jensen had played every minute of the tournament up until getting caught in between two awkwardly falling Austrian players in Denmark's eventual semifinal triumph.

Portland beats Washington Spirit 2-1

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Portland edged out the Spirit 2-1 at home in a narrowly-contested, often nervy battle that saw the Thorns go down a goal before digging their way out to get the win.

Contrary to expectations, the Thorns stuck with the triple-center back formation they deployed against North Carolina last week, with Katherine Reynolds joining Emily Sonnett and Emily Menges for her first start of the season.

2017 Gold Cup, Lukaku to Man United?, and more: Freedom Kicks for 7/7/2017

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Meanwhile, the Spirit gear up for a big game against Orlando tomorrow

With D.C. United's players scattering to the winds - California seems popular, with Steve Birnbaum going home while Lloyd Sam and Julian Buescher are hanging out in LA - there's not much to discuss. And you know what? It's nice for them, and it's nice for us.

Washington Spirit waive Katie Stengel and Cameron Castleberry

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The Spirit needed to release two players to make space for Estefania Banini and Yanara Aedo

The Washington Spirit waived Katie Stengel and Cameron Castleberry, the club announced this afternoon. With the signings of forwards Estefania Banini and Yanara Aedo, the Spirit needed to clear two roster spots.

Estefania Banini returns to the Washington Spirit

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The Spirit's 2016 leading goalscorer is coming back to the NWSL after playing in Spain

Estefania Banini's long-rumored return to the Washington Spirit is a done deal. As first reported by the Washington Post's Steve Goff, Banini - Washington's top goalscorer in 2016 and the NWSL Player of the Month last July - is coming back to the club after spending a season in Spain with Valencia's women's team:

Insider has learned Argentina's Estefania Banini, @WashSpirit leading scorer last year, returning to NWSL club after 1 season at Valencia

— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) June 19, 2017

Rumors of Banini returning had been in place virtually since her departure, as the Spirit had offered her a deal at the time that she opted to sign with Valencia.

D.C. draws, Mal Pugh scores & more: Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also, Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Nine Inch Nails.

First things first, thanks to those who came out to our tailgate Saturday. You are a very beautiful bunch of people, and based on the topics of discussion I participated or eavesdropped in, you're smart too. We're lucky to have you.

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Houston Dash vs Washington Spirit Preview: Dash prepare for first game post-Waldrum

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The Houston Dash are on the road this weekend.

The Dash head to Maryland this weekend where they will face the Spirit in their first game this season since Houston and Head Coach Randy Waldrum parted ways. With a 2-win 5-loss record, I think it goes without saying that the Dash are looking for a huge W on Saturdayagainst the Spirit and their 1-win, 1-draw, and 5-loss record.

Washington Spirit vs. FC Kansas City 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NWSL online

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Mal Pugh is probably going to debut as the Spirit look to bounce back against FCKC

Mallory Pugh is expected to make her debut tonight for the Washington Spirit as the team faces FC Kansas City in the first of a home and away series. Mal Pugh's signing was announced last Saturday and the 19-year-old will likely make her first NWSL appearance tonight.