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Estefania Banini to Miss 4-6 Weeks After Successful Knee Surgery

August 24, 2016 - BOYDS, MD - Washington Spirit forward and reigning NWSL Player of the Month for July Estefania Banini underwent succesful left knee arthroscopy on Wednesday, August 24th and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Banini missed the Spirit's last match in Houston due to pain in the knee and will begin rehabiliation immediately. The Argentinian international has played in 12 matches this season for the Spirit. In that time she has scored five goals and notched one assist. She was also awarded NWSL Goal of the Week and Player of the... Full Story

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Washington Spirit Defeats Sky Blue FC 3-1 to Remain Tied at the Top of the NWSL Table

July 31, 2016 - BOYDS, Md. - First-half goals from midfielder Estefania Banini and forward Cheyna Williams and a second half goal in stoppage time from defender Alyssa Kleiner led the Washington Spirit (9-3-2, 29 points) to a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC (6-5-4, 22 points) Sunday afternoon at Maryland SoccerPlex. Forward Tasha Kai scored for Sky Blue early in the first half, but it was not enough to earn Sky Blue the three points. The win today for the Spirit came at the end of a four game series between the two teams, each team winning twice a... Full Story

Washington Spirit Falls to Sky Blue FC 1-0 on the Road

July 23, 2016 - PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Washington Spirit (8-3-2, 26 points) fell to regional rivals Sky Blue FC (6-4-4, 22 points) 1-0 on the road. A driven shot by English international and Sky Blue rookie Leah Galton made the difference for the team. [PHOTO ] (Mandatory Credit Robyn McNeil/ISI Photos) The sole goal of the match came from Galton in the 24th minute. Sky Blue's Erin Simon played a ball to Galton that she ran up the left flank. Galton beat the Spirit's defenders with her breakneck speed to position herself close enough to t... Full Story

Washington Spirit Reserves Head to Playoffs this Weekend

July 22, 2016 - BOYDS, Md - The undefeated Washington Spirit Reserves begin their playoff campaign against Penn Fusion this Saturday July 23 at 6 p.m. in West Chester, PA after having clinched the Colonial Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League ( WPSL) with a record of 9-0-1 (25 points). Last season in the now disbanded USL W-League, the Reserves defeated the Colorado Pride in Quebec, Canada to become Champions, and with many of the W-League teams joining WPSL this year, the Spirit still consider this a title defense. "We h... Full Story

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