Soccer Insider: washington spirit


Posted at 12:38 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Wednesday kickaround

D.C. mayor’s race. USA vs. Mexico friendly. CONCACAF Champions League. UEFA Champions League. Charity match. ESPN World Cup promo.

By Steven Goff  |  12:38 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 World Cup, concacaf champions league, D.C. United, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Wednesday kickaround

Remembering Shawn Kuykendall. U.S. women’s national team. Washington Spirit. CONCACAF Champions League. U.S.-Mexico ticket sales.

By Steven Goff  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Tuesday kickaround

A unique retirement in NWSL, International Champions Cup update, UEFA Champions League TV, D.C. United TV, Roberto Baggio, FootGolf.

By Steven Goff  |  09:46 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, italy, manchester united, NWSL, uefa champions league, washington spirit

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Spirit takes Dunn with NWSL 1st pick

The Washington Spirit selects North Carolina star Crystal Dunn with the first pick in the National Women’s Soccer League draft.

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Washington Spirit acquires Yael Averbuch

Yael Averbuch, a U.S. national soccer team midfielder, will join the Washington Spirit for the 2014 NWSL season.

By Steven Goff  |  05:29 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Wednesday kickaround

Updates on the D.C. United stadium plan for Buzzard Point. U.S. Open Cup viewing locations. Americans abroad. John Brooks injury update. Washington Spirit roster status.

By Steven Goff  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. open cup, washington spirit

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Friday kickaround

Omar Gonzalez's designated player deal and Maryland Terrapins in MLS. Americans abroad Joseph Gyau and Oguchi Onyewu. Washington Spirit. U.S. women's national team. D.C. United video flashback: 1996 playoffs.

By Steven Goff  |  09:45 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, College soccer, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins, Roundup, washington spirit

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Thursday kickaround

Video from Mexico's 4-1 victory over Ivory Coast. Richmond Kickers clinch first place in USL Pro. D.C. United's new trialists. Washington Spirit players going to Sweden.

By Steven Goff  |  09:49 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, mexico, Roundup, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Tuesday kickaround

Aron Johannsson eligible for Bosnia friendly. Matt Besler to Europe? NCAA polls. Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem. Matheson is NWSL player of week. Charlie Davies' jersey. D.C. United players in Richmond. U.S. youth championships at SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  04:27 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Roundup, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 01:45 AM ET, 08/11/2013

D.C. United, Washington Spirit, Chelsea-Roma

D.C. United fielded a young squad and lost at Philadelphia. The Washington Spirit won its second straight. Chelsea edged Roma at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:45 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Roundup, washington spirit

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/10/2013

Saturday kickaround

Busy day for Washington soccer: D.C. United at Philadelphia, Washington Spirit vs. Hope Solo and Seattle Reign at Maryland SoccerPlex, Roma vs. Chelsea friendly at RFK Stadium. Plus, new MLS players' salaries.

By Steven Goff  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Roundup, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Thursday kickaround

D.C. United in U.S. Open Cup final. Buzzard Point stadium update. Washington Spirit ends skid. Chelsea vs. Roma at RFK Stadium. U.S. moves up in FIFA rankings. Americans abroad.

By Steven Goff  |  10:11 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, Roundup, U.S. national team, u.s. open cup, washington spirit

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Thursday kickaround

D.C. United's Lionard Pajoy sidelined for six weeks. Oguchi Onyewu in Portugal. Terrence Boyd scores. Americans abroad. Washington Spirit loses again. Soccer man as IRS commissioner.

By Steven Goff  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, Roundup, Soccer and Society, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Friday kickaround

D.C. United stadium stories. Trialists update. Erick Thohir in Milan. Chelsea to train in Washington. Richmond Kickers. Washington Spirit. Shawn Kuykendall.

By Steven Goff  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, richmond kickers, Roundup, washington spirit

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tuesday kickaround

CONCACAF Gold Cup. U.S. national team. World Cup qualifying. D.C. United. Washington Spirit. New soccer book.

By Steven Goff  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  concacaf gold cup, D.C. United, NWSL, Roundup, washington spirit

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 07/14/2013

Spirit's winless streak reaches 9

Jessica McDonald, younger sister of D.C. United's Brandon McDonald, scored twice in four minutes of the first half as the Seattle Reign defeated the Washington Spirit, 2-1, in an NWSL match.

By Steven Goff  |  10:34 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Spirit comes up empty again

The Washington Spirit was shut out for the seventh time in eight matches, falling to the Chicago Red Stars, 2-0, in a National Women's Soccer League match at Maryland SoccerPlex.

By Steven Goff  |  09:22 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/29/2013

Frustration mounts as Spirit loses again

The Washington Spirit has lost five straight NWSL games, all by shutouts. The latest was a 4-0 defeat to Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash. Carli Lloyd posted a hat trick.

By Steven Goff  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Spirit blanked again in loss at Kansas City

The Washington Spirit was shut out for the fourth consecutive game, losing to FC Kansas City, 2-0, in the National Women's Soccer League.

By Steven Goff  |  07:32 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/19/2013

Sunday kickaround

Bill Hamid story. Robbie Russell farewell. Richmond Kickers. Washington Spirit. MLS olimpico. USA vs. Germany practice details.

By Steven Goff  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, germany, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Spirit defeats Reign for first victory, 4-2

Tiffany McCarty scored the tiebreaking goal in the 56th minute as the Washington Spirit defeated the Seattle Reign, 4-2, for its first NWSL victory.

By Steven Goff  |  12:10 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Tuesday kickaround

Washington Spirit players living in a retirement community. Abby Wambach update. D.C. United stadium update. Matt Reis' father-in-law. Manchester United champions. UEFA Champions League. Sunil Gulati. Bob the reader.

By Steven Goff  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fifa, manchester united, MLS, Roundup, uefa champions league, washington spirit

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/20/2013

Saturday kickaround

Washington Spirit's home opener. Boston's trip to Kansas City postponed. Sunil Gulati elected to FIFA executive committee. USA-Germany friendly update. MLS loans. D.C. United forwards.

By Steven Goff  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, germany, MLS, NWSL, Roundup, U.S. national team, usl, washington spirit

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013

NWSL begins with hope and growing pains

No one ever said starting a league would be smooth and easy, especially one thrown together on short notice. National Women's Soccer League has had to hit the ground running -- in steel-toe construction boots.

By Steven Goff  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Washington Spirit opens NWSL with 1-1 draw

The Washington Spirit made its National Women's Soccer League debut with a 1-1 draw against the Boston Breakers.

By Steven Goff  |  10:00 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, u.s. women's national team, washington spirit

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Friday kickaround: United, Spirit, Cavalry

D.C. United preseason updates, Washington Spirit draft picks, NASL Virginia team's nickname, U.S. women's national team match

By Steven Goff  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, NASL, NWSL, Roundup, virginia cavalry, washington spirit

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Washington Spirit drafts local players

The Washington Spirit of the new National Women's Soccer League drafted three college players who starred at D.C. area high schools.

By Steven Goff  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Spirit taking shape without Olympians

The Washington Spirit, one of eight clubs in the new National Women's Soccer League, was not allocated any of the 18 U.S. Olympians. However, the owner believes the club has a good core.

By Steven Goff  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, U.S. national team, washington spirit, women's soccer

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Krieger allocated to Washington women's team

Krieger allocated to Washington women's team

By Steven Goff  |  03:29 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NWSL, washington spirit, women's soccer