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Washington 1-0 Sky Blue: Lightning strikes

I hope no Washington Spirit players are expecting a nice, happy training session when they get back to work next week just because they pulled off a 1-0 win over Sky Blue on Saturday. “About the 60th minute, I was … Continue reading &rar...

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Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Farewell to Lori Lindsey

I’m not going to do a big recap of Sky Blue’s 1-0 win over Washington for the following reasons: 1. Western New York held Chicago to a draw in the later game, clinching a playoff spot for the Spirit despite … Continue reading &rarr...

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Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Amen

Sometimes, progress is measured in small steps for individuals.¬†That was the case in the Spirit’s season finale, where Stephanie Ochs at last got on the scoresheet. I had seen Ochs twice in practice during the week, working various finishing s...

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Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: The brief recap

One badly battered team was slightly better than the other badly battered team. A couple of calls — the lone goal looked offside, one likely handball in the box went uncalled — might have skewed the game the other way, … Continue r...

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Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: The final third

For two-thirds of the game at Yurcak Soup Bowl last night, the Washington Spirit controlled two-thirds of the field. The last-place team in the NWSL turned the first-place team (albeit a team weakened by key absences) into a counterattacking team &he...

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Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue: Welcome back, Gabarra

“I was here really early so I didn’t go in the wrong locker room,” said Sky Blue coach Jim Gabarra, the only head coach in the 10-year history of the Washington Freedom. He chatted with Washington Spirit assistant Kris Ward, &hellip...

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