11 Facts About Washington Spirit


Washington Spirit is an American professional soccer club based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that participates in the National Women's Soccer League.

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Foundation of the National Women's Soccer League was announced on November 21,2012, with Washington Spirit selected as a host for one of the eight teams selected for the inaugural season.

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The Washington Spirit had their most successful season to date in 2016, being league leaders in the standings throughout most of the season.

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Unable to adequately replace these players, the Washington Spirit struggled to compete throughout the 2017 season ultimately finishing last for the first time since the inaugural season.

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The 2019 season featured major changes on the field; fifteen new players were added to the Washington Spirit roster including Australian national team members Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison.

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On October 14,2021 the Washington Spirit Post reported that Steve Baldwin had announced to club investors that he intended to sell the club.

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On December 20,2021, the Washington Spirit announced that interim head coach Kris Ward would become the team's permanent head coach.

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On November 12,2019, the team announced that in the 2020 season, the Washington Spirit reached an agreement with DC United that will split the team's home games between three stadiums, the Maryland SoccerPlex, Audi Field and Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia for four games each.

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Washington Spirit Squadron is the name of the supporter's group for the Washington Spirit.

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In February 2021, The Washington Spirit Post reported that Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager, Dominique Dawes and Brianna Scurry were part of an investment group investing in the team.

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Washington Spirit matches are broadcast on CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ and Twitch.

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