Washington Spirit

An American professional soccer club, The Washington Spirit, is based in Germantown, Maryland. The club participates in the National Soccer League (NWSL). It continues to field both an amateur WPAL team and a youth team, as it is a continuation of D.C. United Women of the W-League. Moreover, both are under the Spirit’s name, which is coached by Richie Burke.

The Washington Spirit has a home in the Maryland SoccerPlex, situated in Germantown, Maryland, since the inaugural 2013 season. Besides, they play their home games at the main stadium, Maureen Hendricks Field in June 2013 in the development of women’s professional soccer and the SoccerPlex facility, in honor of Hendrick’s role. The facility has also been home to the Washington Spirit Reserves in the WPSL.

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The Sprit coordinated with DC United to play home matches in Buzzard Point at Audi Field in Washington D.C., during the starting of the 2018 season. Likewise, on August 25 of that season, the Spirit played their first match, hosting the Portland Thoms. Moreover, the match was viewed as a means to generate more interest in the team and was registered as the highest attended game of the team.

Furthermore, the team recently in 2019 announced to be the host of two matches at Audi Field. he Spirit had announced a broadcast partnership with the NBC Sports Washington and Monumental Sports Network, at the beginning of 2019.

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Current Squad of Washington Spirit:

As of July 15, 2019

  • 1 Goalkeeper        Aubrey Bledsoe, as well as
  • 2 Forward               Arielle Ship
  • 3 Defender            Sam Staab
  • 4 Midfielder           Jordan DiBiasi
  • 5 Defender            Megan Crosson
  • 6 Midfielder           Chloe Logarzo
  • 7 Defender            Amy Harrison
  • 8 Midfielder           Meggie Dougherty Howard
  • 9 Defender            Tegan McGrady
  • 10 Midfielder           Rose Lavelle
  • 11 Forward               Mallory Pugh
  • 12 Midfielder           Andi Sullivan
  • 13 Midfielder           Bayley Feist
  • 14 Forward               Paige Nielsen
  • 16 Forward               Tiffany McCarty
  • 17 Forward               Cali Farquharson
  • 18 Defender            Mackenzie Berryhill
  • 19 Midfielder           Dorian Bailey
  • 20 Forward               Cheyna Matthews
  • 22 Forward               Mallory Eubanks
  • 23 Midfielder           Tori Huster
  • 24 Defender            Carlin Hudson
  • 28 Midfielder           Elise Kellond-Knight
  • 30 Goalkeeper        Shea Yanez
  • 31 Forward               Crystal Thomas
  • 32 Forward               Grace Cutler
  • 33 Forward               Ashley Hatch


Current staff

As of July 9, 2019

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  • Majority Owner Steve Baldwin, as well as
  • Minority Owner Bill Lynch
  • Chief Executive Officer Larry Best

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach Richie Burke from England, as well as
  • Player/Opponent Analyst Tom Torres from united States
  • High-Performance Coach Michael Minthorne from the United States
  • Goalkeeper Coach Ian McCaldon from England
  • Team Performance Coach Christian Cziommer from Germany
  • Reserve Team Head Coach Kati Jo Spisak from the United States
  • Athletic Trainer Julie Beveridge from the United States

Head Coaches of Washington Spirit

Mike Jorden       from the United States, as well as

Mark Parsons    from England

Jim Gabarra        from the United States

Tom Torres         from the United States

Richie Burke       from England     D