The Washington Spirit made its National Women’s Soccer League debut Sunday evening with a 1-1 draw against the Boston Breakers in Somerville, Mass.
Tiffany McCarty, The Post’s All-Met player of the year in fall 2007 at St. John’s High School, scored on a six-yard header in the 15th minute, assisted by Georgetown graduate Ingrid Wells.
But U.S. national team forward Sydney Leroux scored the equalizer in second-half stoppage time, beating goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris with a 10-yard shot to the far corner.
The Spirit had several other quality scoring opportunities in the game, but Breakers goalkeeper Ashley Phillips tipped Diana Matheson’s 30-yard bid off the crossbar and blocked Stephanie Ochs’s point-blank shot.
The Spirit will play its home opener Saturday night against Abby Wambach and the Western New York Flash. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Maryland SoccerPlex.
Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating defending champion Chelsea, 2-1, in a free-flowing game at Wembley.
Goals by Samir Nasri in the 35th minute and Sergio Aguero in the 47th built a 2-0 lead. Demba Ba scored for the Blues in the 66th minute. City plays Wigan in the May 11 final.
In the Premier League, Manchester United won, 2-0, at Stoke, getting a goal from Michael Carrick and a penalty kick by Robin van Persie.
●SPANISH LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to reach 50 goals for the third straight season, helping Real Madrid (21-5-5) win, 3-0, at Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona rested Lionel Messi and his ailing hamstring in a 3-0 win at Real Zaragoza.
●DUTCH LEAGUE: American forward Jozy Altidore scored his third hat trick of the season during a 10-minute span of the first half, raising his goals total to 28 in AZ Almaar’s 6-0 rout of Utrecht.
●MLS: Brad Davis had a goal and an assist, and the Houston Dynamo set an MLS record for longest home unbeaten streak in all competitions (35) with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. . . .
Marco Di Vaio of the host Montreal Impact and Domenic Oduro of the Columbus Crew traded goals four minutes apart in the second half for a 1-1 draw.