2013 Washington Spirit season

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Washington Spirit
2013 season
General Manager Chris Hummer
Head Coach Mark Parsons
Stadium Maryland SoccerPlex
NWSL Overall: 8th
Top goalscorer Diana Matheson (8 goals)
Highest home attendance 5,011 (May 4, 2013 vs Portland Thorns)
Lowest home attendance 2,081 (August 7, 2013 vs Chicago Red Stars)
Average home league attendance 3,671

The 2013 season was Washington Spirit's first season of existence in which they competed in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States.

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Ashlyn Harris
2 United States FW Colleen Williams
3 United States DF Kika Toulouse
4 United States DF Marisa Abegg
5 Canada DF Candace Chapman
6 United States MF Lori Lindsey
7 Mexico MF Teresa "Lupita" Worbis
8 Canada MF Diana Matheson
10 United States FW Caroline Miller
11 United States DF Ali Krieger
13 United States MF Julia Roberts
No. Position Player
14 United States FW Tiffany McCarty
15 Canada DF Robyn Gayle
16 Germany FW Conny Pohlers
17 United States FW Lindsay Taylor
18 United States GK Chantel Jones
19 United States DF Toni Pressley
20 United States MF Holly King
22 United States FW Stephanie Ochs
23 United States MF Tori Huster
24 United States FW Jasmyne Spencer

Team management[edit]

Owner Bill Lynch
General Manager Chris Hummer
Head Coach Mark Parsons

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Western New York Flash 22 10 8 4 36 20 +16 38 2013 NWSL Playoffs
2 FC Kansas City 22 11 5 6 34 22 +12 38
3 Portland Thorns 22 11 5 6 32 25 +7 38
4 Sky Blue FC 22 10 6 6 31 26 +5 36
5 Boston Breakers 22 8 6 8 35 34 +1 30
6 Chicago Red Stars 22 8 6 8 32 36 −4 30
7 Seattle Reign FC 22 5 3 14 22 36 −14 18
8 Washington Spirit 22 3 5 14 16 39 −23 14

Source: soccerway.com

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD W L T GF GA GD
22 14 3 14 5 16 39 −23 2 5 4 10 17 −7 1 9 1 6 22 −16

Last updated: 20 August 2013
Source: Soccerway
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; T = Matches tied; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Ground A H H H H A A A H A A H A H A A H A A H H H
Result D D L L D W L L L L L D L L L L L L L W W D

Last updated: 20 August 2013.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of August 20, 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total NWSL
Apps Goals Apps Goals
4 United States DF Marisa Abegg 5 0 5 0
5 Canada DF Candace Chapman 8 0 8 0
15 Canada DF Robyn Gayle 14 0 14 0
United States DF Domenica Hodak 11 0 11 0
23 United States MF Tori Huster 21 1 21 1
20 United States DF Holly King 11 0 11 0
11 United States DF Ali Krieger 18 1 18 1
6 United States DF Lori Lindsey 21 1 21 1
8 United States DF Diana Matheson 19 8 19 8
14 Wales MF Tiffany McCarty 21 2 21 2
10 United States GK Caroline Miller 7 0 7 0
22 Canada MF Stephanie Ochs 22 1 22 1
16 Germany FW Conny Pohlers 13 1 13 1
19 United States DF Toni Pressley 8 0 8 0
13 United States MF Julia Roberts 20 0 20 0
24 United States FW Jasmyne Spencer 17 0 17 0
17 United States FW Lindsay Taylor 6 0 6 0
3 United States DF Kika Toulouse 16 0 16 0
United States MF Ingrid Wells 8 0 8 0
2 United States FW Colleen Williams 6 0 6 0
13 Mexico MF Lupita Worbis 11 1 11 1

Top scorers[edit]

Players with one goal or more included only.

As of August 20, 2013
Rk. Nat Pos Player Total NWSL
1 Canada MF Diana Matheson 8 8
2 United States FW Tiffany McCarty 2 2
3 United States FW Tori Huster 1 1
3 United States DF Ali Krieger 1 1
3 United States MF Lori Lindsey 1 1
3 United States MF Stephanie Ochs 1 1
3 Germany FW Conny Pohlers 1 1
3 Mexico FW Lupita Worbis 1 1

Top assists[edit]

Players with one assist or more included only.

As of August 20, 2013
Rk. Nat Pos Player Total NWSL
1 Canada MF Diana Matheson 3 3
2 United States MF Lori Lindsey 2 2
2 United States MF Stephanie Ochs 2 2
3 Canada DF Robyn Gayle 1 1
3 United States FW Jasmyne Spencer 1 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

Disciplinary record[edit]

Players with 1 card or more included only.

As of August 20, 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total NWSL
Booked Red card Booked Red card
15 Canada DF Robyn Gayle 2 0 2 0
1 United States GK Ashlyn Harris 1 0 1 0
23 Wales MF Tori Huster 1 0 1 0
11 United States DF Ali Krieger 2 0 2 0
16 Germany FW Conny Pohlers 2 0 2 0
19 United States DF Toni Pressley 1 0 1 0
13 United States MF Julia Roberts 1 0 1 0

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

Last updated: August 20, 2013

No. Nat Player National Women's Soccer League
MIN GA GAA SV
1 United States Ashlyn Harris 1620 33 1.833 85
18 United States Chantel Jones 350 6 1.5 15

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
1 GK United States Ashlyn Harris Germany FCR 2001 Duisburg NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
11 DF United States Ali Krieger Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
6 MF United States Lori Lindsey United States Western New York Flash NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
15 DF Canada Robyn Gayle Canada Vancouver Whitecaps WFC NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
8 MF Canada Diana Matheson Norway LSK Kvinner NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
DF Mexico Alina Garciamendez United States Stanford Cardinal NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 opted not to play [2]
7 MF Mexico Teresa Worbis Unknown NWSL Player Allocation January 11, 2013 [2]
14 FW United States Tiffany McCarty United States Florida State Seminoles Selected in the 2013 NWSL College Draft January 18, 2013
10 FW United States Caroline Miller United States Virginia Cavaliers Selected in the 2013 NWSL College Draft January 18, 2013
20 MF United States Holly King United States Florida Gators Selected in the 2013 NWSL College Draft January 18, 2013
2 MF United States Colleen Williams United States Dayton Flyers Selected in the 2013 NWSL College Draft January 18, 2013
17 FW United States Lindsay Taylor United States Seattle Reign FC Traded for a 2014 NWSL College Draft second round pick July 1, 2013 [3]
16 FW Germany Conny Pohlers Germany VfL Wolfsburg Signed in June 2013 - on loan from VfL Wolfsburg June 11, 2013 [4]
4 FW United States Marisa Abegg United States Gulf Coast Texans Signed on July 31, 2013 July 31, 2013 [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capacity crowd of 4,569 witness history in home opening 1-1 draw". Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "NWSL Announces Allocation of 55 National Team Players to Eight Clubs". U.S. Soccer. USSoccer.com. January 11, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Spirit Trade for Forward Lindsay Taylor". National Women's Soccer League. July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spirit sign German Women’s National Team forward Conny Pohlers on loan". Washington Spirit. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Washington Spirit Sign Defender Marisa Abegg on NWSL Roster Freeze". Our Sports Central. Retrieved 21 August 2013.