Soccer

Washington Spirit sign Japanese international Saori Takarada

The Washington Spirit have signed Japanese international Saori Takarada (SA-O-RREE – TA-KA-LA-DA) to a two-year deal from Nadeshiko League Club Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies ahead of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League season. “Bringing another young international player of Saori’s quality to the Spirit for our 2021 season was a huge priority for our club […]

The Washington Spirit Acquire Two-Time FIFA World Cup Champion Kelley O’Hara

The Washington Spirit have acquired two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Kelley O’Hara from the Utah Royals. In the trade, Utah receives $75,000 in allocation money plus additional consideration contingent on the number of NWSL regular season matches O’Hara plays for the Spirit in 2021. Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke said this […]

New York City FC Announces Roster Moves For 2021

New York City FC announced recently roster options ahead of the 2021 season. Five players have had their options exercised for 2021: Luis Barraza, Alexander Callens, Justin Haak, Ronald Matarrita, and James Sands. The Club declined the options for Gary Mackay-Steven and Gedion Zelalem, while Joe Scally will finalize his transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach on […]

NWSL Opens Player Registration and Announces Current Selection Order For The Renamed 2021 NWSL Draft

The National Women’s Soccer League announced recently the opening of player registration for the rebranded 2021 NWSL Draft. The 2021 NWSL Draft will stream live exclusively on the NWSL’s Twitch channel on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7pm EST. The league has also released the current draft order which is available here. The 2021 NWSL […]

Spirit Re-Sign Co-Captain Tori Huster to a Multi-Year Deal

The Washington Spirit have re-signed midfielder Tori Huster to a new two-year contract. Huster joins teammates Dorian Bailey, Aubrey Bledsoe, Jordan DiBiasi, Bayley Feist, Ashley Hatch, Tegan McGrady, Paige Nielsen, Ashley Sanchez, Sam Staab, and Andi Sullivan as players under contract for 2021. Spirit Head Coach Richie Burke had this to say about Huster: “Getting […]

New York City FC takes tough draw to Orlando City in the MLS Playoffs

VIDEO: New York City FC Head Coach Ronny Deila shares his thoughts after the club’s 1-1 tie with Orlando City SC in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Round of the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs New York City FC had themselves a brilliant season after they returned from the MLS is Back Tournament. When they returned to […]

Sky Blue FC Forward Paige Monaghan to Host Charity Auction for Hometown Social Services

Sky Blue FC Forward Paige Monaghan launched recently a charity auction for the Roxbury Social Services before the upcoming holidays. The auction features many signed items, including cleats from her first professional goal and a 2020 Sky Blue FC jersey. “My hometown has a very special place in my heart, and I am excited to […]