2019 Washington Spirit season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Washington Spirit
2019 season
General ManagerChris Hummer
Head CoachRichie Burke
StadiumMaryland SoccerPlex (primary)
Audi Field (secondary)
NWSL5th
Top goalscorerLeague: Ashley Hatch (7)
All: Ashley Hatch (7)
Highest home attendance19,871 (August 24 vs Pride)[1][2][3]
Lowest home attendance2,097 (May 4 vs Reign)
Average home league attendance6,138
← 2018
2020 →

The 2019 season is Washington Spirit's seventh season, competing in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. The season is the first to be led by newly appointed head coach Richie Burke.[4]

Club[edit]

Roster[edit]

The first-team roster of Washington Spirit.[5]

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 Aubrey Bledsoe
2 United States FW Arielle Ship
3 United States DF Sam Staab
4 United States MF Jordan DiBiasi
5 United States DF Megan Crosson
6 Australia MF Chloe Logarzo (INT)
7 Australia MF Amy Harrison (INT)
8 United States MF Megan Dougherty Howard
9 United States DF Tegan McGrady
10 United States MF Rose Lavelle (FP)
11 United States FW Mallory Pugh (FP)
12 United States MF Andi Sullivan
13 United States FW Bayley Feist
14 United States DF Paige Nielsen
No. Position Player
16 United States FW Tiffany McCarty
17 United States FW Cali Farquharson
18 United States DF Mackenzie Berryhill
19 United States DF Dorian Bailey
20 Jamaica FW Cheyna Matthews
22 United States FW Mallory Eubanks (MAT)
23 United States MF Tori Huster
24 United States DF Carlin Hudson
28 Australia MF Elise Kellond-Knight (INT)
30 United States GK Shea Yanez
31 United States FW Crystal Thomas
32 United States FW Grace Cutler (NTR)
33 United States FW Ashley Hatch
  • (FP) = Federation player[6]
  • (INT) = International roster player[7]
  • (MAT) = Maternity Leave
  • (NTR) = National Team Replacement

Team management[edit]

As of July 9, 2019[8][9]
Coaching staff
Head Coach England Richie Burke
Player/Opponent Analyst United States Tom Torres
High Performance Coach United States Michael Minthorne
Goalkeeper Coach England Ian McCaldon
Team Performance Coach Germany Christian Cziommer
Reserve Team Head Coach United States Kati Jo Spisak
Athletic Trainer United States Julie Beveridge

Competitions[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Regular season standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 North Carolina Courage 24 15 4 5 54 23 +31 49 NWSL Shield
2 Chicago Red Stars 24 14 2 8 41 28 +13 44 NWSL Playoffs
3 Portland Thorns FC 24 11 7 6 40 31 +9 40
4 Reign FC 24 10 8 6 27 27 0 38
5 Washington Spirit 24 9 7 8 30 25 +5 34
6 Utah Royals FC 24 10 4 10 25 25 0 34
7 Houston Dash 24 7 5 12 21 36 −15 26
8 Sky Blue FC 24 5 5 14 20 34 −14 20
9 Orlando Pride 24 4 4 16 24 53 −29 16
Source: NWSL
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Results summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 9 7 8 30 25  +5 34 5 4 3 15 10  +5 4 3 5 15 15  0

Last updated: October 12, 2019.
Source: NWSLsoccer.com

Results by round[edit]
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324
GroundHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAAHA
ResultWLDWWWWDDLLLWLLLDWDLDWWD
Position256642111245457766666655
Updated to match(es) played on October 12, 2019. Source: NWSLsoccer.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of October 12, 2019[10]
No. Pos Nat Player Total NWSL Playoffs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers:
1 GK United States Aubrey Bledsoe 24 0 24 0 0 0
30 GK United States Shae Yanez 1 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders:
3 DF United States Sam Staab 24 1 24 1 0 0
5 DF United States Megan Crosson 9 1 9 1 0 0
9 DF United States Tegan McGrady 6 0 6 0 0 0
14 DF United States Paige Nielsen 22 0 22 0 0 0
18 DF United States Mackenzie Berryhill 3 0 3 0 0 0
19 DF United States Dorian Bailey 19 2 19 2 0 0
24 DF United States Carlin Hudson 4 0 4 0 0 0
Midfielders:
4 MF United States Jordan DiBiasi 22 4 22 4 0 0
6 MF Australia Chloe Logarzo 15 1 15 1 0 0
7 MF Australia Amy Harrison 10 0 10 0 0 0
8 MF United States Megan Dougherty Howard 22 0 22 0 0 0
10 MF United States Rose Lavelle 6 1 6 1 0 0
12 MF United States Andi Sullivan 23 2 23 2 0 0
16 MF United States Tiffany McCarty 1 1 1 1 0 0
23 MF United States Tori Huster 22 0 22 0 0 0
28 MF Australia Elise Kellond-Knight 9 0 9 0 0 0
Forwards:
2 FW United States Arielle Ship 8 0 8 0 0 0
11 FW United States Mallory Pugh 9 2 9 2 0 0
13 FW United States Bayley Feist 12 1 12 1 0 0
17 FW United States Cali Farquharson 13 0 13 0 0 0
20 FW Jamaica Cheyna Matthews 17 3 17 3 0 0
31 FW United States Crystal Thomas 13 3 13 3 0 0
32 FW United States Grace Cutler 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 FW United States Ashley Hatch 24 7 24 7 0 0

Italics indicates player left team midway through season.

Goalkeepers[edit]

No. Nat Player National Women's Soccer League
GP GS MIN W L D GA GAA CS
1 United States Aubrey Bledsoe 24 24 2149 9 8 7 25 1.05 9
21 United States Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
30 United States Shea Yanez 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player Number Position Previous club Fee/Notes
January 14, 2019 United States Megan Crosson 5 DF Lithuania FC Gintra Signed[11]
February 14, 2019 Australia Amy Harrison 7 DF Australia Sydney FC Signed[12]
February 28, 2019 United States Paige Nielsen 14 FW/DF Australia Canberra United Signed[13]
March 4, 2019 United States Jordan DiBiasi 4 MF United States Stanford Cardinal Signed[14]
United States Sam Staab 3 DF United States Clemson Tigers Signed[14]
United States Tegan McGrady 9 DF/FW United States Stanford Cardinal Signed[14]
United States Dorian Bailey 19 MF United States North Carolina Tar Heels Signed[14]
United States Bayley Feist 13 MF/FW United States Wake Forest Demon Deacons Signed[14]
April 8, 2019 United States Tiffany McCarty 16 FW Norway Medkila IL Signed to Supplemental Roster[15]
United States McKenzie Berryhill 18 DF Norway Klepp IL Signed[15]
United States Sammy Jo Prudhomme 21 GK United States Houston Dash Signed[15]
United States Carlin Hudson 24 DF United States North Carolina Courage Signed to Supplemental Roster[15]
United States Shae Yanez 30 GK United States Tennessee Volunteers Signed[15]
May 23, 2019 United States Crystal Thomas 31 FW Iceland Valur Signed[16]
June 13, 2019 United States Grace Cutler 32 FW United States West Virginia Mountaineers Signed as National Team Replacement[17]
July 15, 2019 Australia Elise Kellond-Knight 28 MF United States Reign FC Traded in exchange for Sammy Jo Prudhomme[18]

Out[edit]

Date Player Number Position New club Fee/Notes
October 17, 2018 Argentina Estefanía Banini 10 FW Spain Levante UD Undisclosed[19]
November 16, 2019 United States Havana Solaun 9 FW Norway Klepp IL Undisclosed[20]
January 10, 2019 United States Caprice Dydasco 3 DF United States Sky Blue FC Traded for 3rd and 29th overall 2019 draft picks[21]
Bosnia and Herzegovina DiDi Haracic 21 GK
Cameroon Estelle Johnson 24 DF
January 11, 2019 United States Kelsey Wys 19 GK Iceland UMF Selfoss Waived[22][23]
February 5, 2019 Canada Rebecca Quinn 4 MF France Paris FC Undisclosed[24]
February 19, 2019 United States Tiffany Weimer 88 FW Denmark FC Nordsjælland Undisclosed[25]
February 27, 2019 United States Whitney Church 5 DF Waived[26]
March 1, 2019 Nigeria Francisca Ordega 14 FW China Shanghai W.F.C. Undisclosed[27]
March 22, 2019 United States Taylor Smith 7 DF United States Reign FC Released[28]
April 8, 2019 United States Joanna Lohman 15 MF Retired[29]
July 15, 2019 United States Sammy Jo Prudhomme 21 GK United States Reign FC Traded in exchange for Elise Kellond-Knight[30]

Loan In[edit]

Date Player Number Position Parent club Fee/Notes
February 14, 2019 Australia Chloe Logarzo 6 MF Australia Sydney FC Season loan[12]

Draft picks[edit]

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in. Only trades involving draft picks and executed during the 2019 NWSL College Draft will be listed in the notes.

Player Pos Previous club Notes Ref
United States Jordan DiBiasi MF United States Stanford Cardinal Round 1, Pick 3 (3rd overall) [31]
United States Samantha Staab DF United States Clemson Tigers Round 1, Pick 4 (4th overall) [31]
United States Tegan McGrady DF/FW United States Stanford Cardinal Round 1, Pick 7 (7th overall) [31]
United States Dorian Bailey MF United States North Carolina Tar Heels Round 1, Pick 8 (8th overall) [31]
United States Bayley Feist FW/MF United States Wake Forest Demon Deacons Round 2, Pick 8 (17th overall) [31]

Awards[edit]

As of October 12, 2019

Monthly Awards[edit]

NWSL Team of the Month[edit]

Month Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Ref
May United States Aubrey Bledsoe United States Sam Staab United States Jordan DiBiasi United States Ashley Hatch [32]
June United States Aubrey Bledsoe United States Sam Staab United States Andi Sullivan [33]
August United States Aubrey Bledsoe [34]

NWSL Weekly Awards[edit]

NWSL Player of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
4 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe [35]
7 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe [36]
20 Won United States Crystal Thomas [37]

NWSL Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
1 Nominated United States Megan Crosson [38]
5 Nominated United States Cheyna Matthews [39]
6 Won United States Jordan DiBiasi [40][41]
7 Nominated United States Ashley Hatch [42]
8 Nominated United States Ashley Hatch [43]
12 Nominated United States Bayley Feist [44]
18 Nominated United States Andi Sullivan [45]
19 Nominated United States Ashley Hatch [46]
20 Won United States Tiffany McCarty [47]
Nominated United States Ashley Hatch [48]
Nominated United States Crystal Thomas
22 Nominated United States Ashley Hatch [49]
23 Nominated United States Mallory Pugh [50]
24 Won United States Rose Lavelle [51]

NWSL Save of the Week[edit]

Week Result Player Ref.
4 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe [52]
7 Won United States Paige Nielsen [53]
8 Nominated United States Aubrey Bledsoe [54]
9 Nominated United States Aubrey Bledsoe [55]
12 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe [56]
16 Won United States Aubrey Bledsoe [57]
18 Nominated United States Aubrey Bledsoe [58]
19 Nominated United States Aubrey Bledsoe [59]
20 Nominated United States Shae Yanez [60]
24 Nominated United States Paige Nielsen [61]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gutierrez, Matthew (August 24, 2019). "At a packed Audi Field, Spirit delivers a 2-1 win over Pride". Washington Post. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Krucoff, Owen (August 24, 2019). "Spirit beat Orlando for historic win at packed Audi Field". Washington Spirit. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Olsen, Emily (August 25, 2019). "Washington Spirit hope historic sellout crowd becomes 'the norm'". ProSoccerUSA.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Washington Spirit announces technical staff for 2019 season". Washington Spirit. January 8, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Washington Spirit announces updated 25-player roster ahead of 2019 NWSL season". washingtonspirit.com. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "NWSL announces 34 federation players for 2018 season". The Equalizer. February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Washington Spirit announces updated roster ahead of 2018 NWSL regular season". Washington Spirit. March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  8. ^ http://washingtonspirit.com/coaching-staff/ Spirit Coaching Staff Reference
  9. ^ http://washingtonspirit.com/team/front-office/ Spirit Executive Staff
  10. ^ "Washington Spirit Stats". NWSL.
  11. ^ "Washington Spirit signs defender Megan Crosson". Washington Spirit. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Washington Spirit lands Australian internationals from Sydney FC". Washington Spirit. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Washington Spirit signs Paige Nielsen". Washington Spirit. February 28, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Washington Spirit signs five 1st and 2nd round draft picks". Washington Spirit. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  15. ^ a b c d e "Washington Spirit announces updated 25-player roster ahead of 2019 NWSL season". Washington Spirit. April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Washington Spirit sign forward Crystal Thomas". Washington Spirit. May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "Washington Spirit sign Grace Cutler as National Team Replacement". Washington Spirit. July 13, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  18. ^ Cavalier, Mason (July 15, 2019). "Washington Spirit acquire Elise Kellond-Knight in trade with Reign FC". Washington Spirit.
  19. ^ "El Levante ficha a la internacional argentina Estefanía Banini" (in Spanish). Diario AS Espana. October 17, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  20. ^ Ingvild Lygren (November 16, 2018). "Another American ready for Klepp" (in Norwegian). Aftenpolten. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  21. ^ "Washington Spirit announces three players included in trade with Sky Blue FC". washingtonspirit.com. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Washington Spirit waives goalkeeper Kelsey Wys". washingtonspirit.com. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  23. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (April 17, 2019). "Fyrrverandi samherji Dagnýjar ver mark Selfyssinga í sumar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  24. ^ Neil Davidson (February 5, 2019). "Rebecca Quinn signs with Paris FC, the latest Canadian to opt for a European team". National Post. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  25. ^ Tiffany Weimer (February 19, 2019). "Twitter Annoucement | Weimer joins FC Nordsjælland". twitter.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  26. ^ "Washington Spirit waives defender Whitney Church". washingtonspirit.com. February 27, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  27. ^ "Super Falcons star Francisca Ordega joins Chinese side Shanghai WFC". pulse.ng. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  28. ^ Steve Voght (March 22, 2019). "Reign FC sign fullback Taylor Smith with an eye toward the future". sounderatheart.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  29. ^ "Joanna Lohman announces retirement from professional soccer". April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  30. ^ Cavalier, Mason (July 15, 2019). "Washington Spirit acquire Elise Kellond-Knight in trade with Reign FC". Washington Spirit.
  31. ^ a b c d e "Washington Spirit makes four 1st round selections, 5 total picks in NWSL College Draft". Washington Spirit. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  32. ^ Purdy, Jacqueline (May 31, 2019). "May Team of the Month". Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  33. ^ "June Team of the Month". July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  34. ^ [hhttp://www.nwslsoccer.com/news/article/august-team-of-the-month-3 "August Team of the Month"]. NWSLsoccer. NWSL. September 5, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  35. ^ "Week 4 Player of the Week: Aubrey Bledsoe". National Women's Soccer League. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  36. ^ "Week 7 Player of the Week: Aubrey Bledsoe". National Women's Soccer League. May 29, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  37. ^ "Week 20 Player of the Week: Crystal Thomas". National Women's Soccer League. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  38. ^ "Week 1 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League. April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  39. ^ "Vote: Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League. May 13, 2019. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  40. ^ "Vote: Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
  41. ^ "Vote: Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. May 21, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  42. ^ "Week 7 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League youtube. May 28, 2019. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  43. ^ "Week 8 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  44. ^ "Week 12 Goal of the Week nominees #NWSL 2019". YouTube. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  45. ^ "Week 18 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL. August 19, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  46. ^ "Week 19 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL. August 26, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  47. ^ "Tiffany McCarty, Washington Spirit - Week 20 Goal of the Week". NWSL. October 8, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019. Due to rescheduling, this match occurred after week 24 but was still credited as week 20.
  48. ^ "Week 20 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL. October 7, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019. Due to rescheduling, this match occurred after week 24 but was still credited as week 20.
  49. ^ "Week 22 Goal of the Week nominees - #NWSL 2019". YouTube. NWSL. September 16, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  50. ^ "Week 23 Goal of the Week nominees". NWSL. September 23, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  51. ^ "Rose Lavelle, Washington Spirit - Week 24 Goal of the Week". NWSL. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  52. ^ "Week 4 Goal of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  53. ^ "Week 7 Save of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League youtube. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  54. ^ "Week 8 Save of the Week nominees". NWSL twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  55. ^ "Week 9 Save of the Week Nominees". National Women's Soccer League twitter. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  56. ^ "Aubrey Bledsoe, Washington Spirit Week 12 #NWSL Save of the Week". YouTube. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  57. ^ "Aubrey Bledsoe, Washington Spirit Week 16 #NWSL Save of the Week". YouTube. NWSL. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  58. ^ "Week 18 Save of the Week nominees". NWSL. August 19, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  59. ^ "Week 19 Save of the Week nominees". NWSL. August 26, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  60. ^ "Week 20 Save of the Week nominees". NWSL. October 7, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019. Due to rescheduling, this match occurred after week 24 but was still credited as week 20.
  61. ^ "Week 24 Save of the Week nominees". NWSL. October 1, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.