At home, Washington is 6-0-2 with a 15-5 goal differential. Its subsequent three matches are on the road against postseason contenders. Crystal Dunn leads the NWSL with 12 goals. The Spirit is fourth in the league in average attendance at 3,882. The previous three home games surpassed 5,000.
In the previous meeting with the Flash, May 23 in Rochester, N.Y., the Spirit recovered from two deficits before dropping a 3-2 result on a 57th-minute goal by Jasmyne Spencer (University of Maryland).
The Flash is coming off a 4-0 loss at Kansas City on Saturday. The lineup has added and lost firepower in the past month: Colombian attacker Lady Andrade, who scored twice in the World Cup, joined the team, but Sydney Leroux, a U.S. World Cup forward, was lost for the season with an ankle injury. U.S. center back Whitney Engen anchors the back line.