News Release, Washington Spirit
Boyds, Md. (5/3/19) – The Washington Spirit will play host to Reign FC this Saturday at the Maryland SoccerPlex as the two clubs face off in an important fixture early in the season. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy and 75º at kickoff, making it a beautiful night at the Plex.
With just one point separating Reign FC and the Spirit early on in the 2019 NWSL regular season, both teams will come into the match knowing three points are a necessity. Reign FC have started the season slowly, gaining just two points for their first three games, while the Spirit have won one and lost one game thus far this season. The Spirit currently sit in 6th on the NWSL ladder, while Reign FC occupying 7th.
In their previous game, the Spirit were bested by Utah Royals FC in Sandy, Utah by a score of 1-0. Despite creating chances often throughout the 90, the Spirit fell just short in their first road game of the year. Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle made her 2019 NWSL debut during that fixture after being subbed on for forward Cheyna Matthews at halftime.
Reign FC come into the fixture with a record of 0-2-1 following their 3-0 defeat to the Chicago Red Stars. Reign FC are expected to come to the SoccerPlex with three points on their mind as they try to break into the win column for the first time this season. Reign FC brings with them experienced goalkeeper Michelle Betos, who has made two starts, allowed two goals, but made eight saves, including seven against the Houston Dash.
This Saturday, the Spirit will be celebrating the club’s Star Wars Night! Fans who dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters can enter to win a special prize from the Spirit at their activation tent. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 7 p.m. ET, with Gate D and the Fan Zone opening for all ticket-holding fans at 5:45 p.m. ET and Gate A opening at 6:00 p.m. ET. [TICKETS]
Please view the Spirit’s A-Z stadium guide on what is acceptable to bring to the Maryland SoccerPlex before planning your Star Wars outfit.