Tag Archive | Anna Heilferty

Washington Spirit Drops Second Straight Shorthanded

The Washington Spirit lost its second consecutive match after a stoppage time penalty save from Current goalkeeper Adrianna Franch Sunday evening. In the opening minute of play, Kansas City threatened to take the early lead with a breakaway possession near the Spirit’s six-yard box until goalkeeper Devon Kerr stepped up and covered the ball before the Current […]

Washington Spirit Rallies to Draw Portland, Earn Point

The Washington Spirit earned another point in the table Wednesday night by way of a 1-1 draw with Portland Thorns FC. Emily Sonnett set the tone in the defensive third early with a sliding block in the box in the fourth minute of action and another clearance to end a Portland threat a minute later. The 26th […]

Washington Spirit Drops First Match in DC since 2018

The Washington Spirit lost its first match at Audi Field since 2018 on Sunday evening, finding itself on the wrong side of 1-0 margin to expansion side Angel City FC. Washington’s first-ever match against Angel City FC was a defensive one. The high-powered Spirit attack was held to just nine shots, one on goal. Despite […]

Washington Spirit fall to Red Stars at home, 0-1

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Washington Spirit Post Match Press Conference from 7/2. Video features thoughts from Head Coach Richie Burke along with Paige Nielsen. The Washington Spirit fell in their eighth match of the 2021 NWSL regular season to the Chicago Red Stars on Friday night, 0-1, at Segra Field in […]

Washington Spirit Log Eight Shots on Goal but Can’t Beat Orlando Pride

The Washington Spirit fell 1–0 to the Orlando Pride in their third match of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup Presented by Secret Deodorant at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL. Spurred on by the home crowd, Orlando threatened Washington’s goal early on. Alex Morgan cut in on Kelley O’Hara, but Emily Sonnett got in front of the shot — both […]

Washington Spirit Start Strong but Ultimately Fall to the Courage in First Game of 2021

The Washington Spirit opened the season with a 3-2 loss in their first match of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup against the North Carolina Courage. The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup is being Presented by Secret Deodorant on Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. The opening moments of the game were characterized by quick […]

Washington Spirit Sign Four Rookie Players From 2021 NWSL Draft

The Washington Spirit have signed rookies Trinity Rodman, Anna Heilferty, Sydney Schneider and Mariana Speckmaier to contracts. All four players were selected in January’s NWSL Draft and have been training with the team during preseason since the beginning of February.   Rodman, selected with the second overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft, signed a three-year contract with the club. The […]