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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Spirit Conquers Sky

Nice stadium - It filled up by game time.

The Washington Spirit play in a small stadium in a soccer complex in Germantown, Maryland. It is a decent little place with plenty of parking and enough room for the rather decent size crowd that showed up. Besides the side I have pictured above, it had about half again as many seats on the other side and a lot of people set up camp on a hill behind one of the goals. They also had a row of on the pitch seats although they only sold about half of those. The field being in a depression, it cut off the wind which was a pretty good thing now as it's still cool, but I imagine must be a bear in July.

The Sky Blue (out of New Jersey) were in town for opening night and they were fighting hard the entire way. In fact, for a good portion of the first half they looked dominant. However, when Washington broke through its shots on goal all looked dangerous. One of them (of course while I was changing batteries in my camera) broke through and the Spirit took a 1-0 lead. That held throughout regulation play. Then in extra time Washington broke through again and finished it off 2-0.

It was a fun game to watch and a nice place to watch it at. If you're in the DC area you should go. The NWSL has the best soccer players in the world. Why aren't you there already?

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