Saturday, January 29 2022

Washington Spirit upset OL Reign, book spot in NWSL final originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Washington Spirit is heading to the NWSL Championship after beating the OL Reign 2-1 in the league semifinals. Ashley Sanchez’s 68th-minute goal decided the game, punching the franchise’s ticket to Louisville.

For the Spirit, the match didn’t start on the right foot as they conceded a goal three minutes into the game to Eugénie Le Sommer. Washington had a tough hill to climb, being on the road and down early, but they didn’t panic and let the situation get out of hand.

Nine minutes later, the Spirit responded with a goal from Trinity Rodman at the 12th-minute mark. So for over 50 minutes, it was a heavyweight between the second and third best teams in the NWSL as both sides looked for the second goal, then it came at the 68th minute.

On a broken play following a corner kick set piece, Sanchez scored what would be the game-winning with a shot to the far post to make it 2-1, helping the Spirit clinch their spot in the final.


This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.

Update your settings here to see it.

The Washington Post’s Steven Goff pointed out that Spirit is unbeaten on the field in 10 straight matches, aside from two forfeits, and they’ll hope to make it 11 as they gear up for the NWSL final.

Washington will play either Portland Thorns or Chicago Red Stars.

Previous

Magic rookie Jalen Suggs suffers ankle injury in loss to Wizards

Next

Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Controversial Kane set to sign with Oilers

It will be Edmonton for Evander, indeed. According to multiple insider reports, controversial forward Evander Kane is expected to sign a one-year pro-rated contract for the remainder of the season with the Edmonton Oilers. The deal is worth $750k. It includes a signing bonus worth $625k and equates to a $2.1 million salary hit, Sportsnet’s […]

Read More

2022 NBA trade deadline rumors: Knicks’ Julius Randle, Hawks’ John Collins could be available

Getty Images If you’re trying to keep track of who’s being shopped, who’s staying put, the buyers, the sellers and the teams that are “considering all of our options,” this is the place to be. The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. ET, and, as it approaches, we promise that we’re maintaining […]

Read More

Scouting the Nationals’ top international signings Cristhian Vaquero, Armando Cruz

Scouting the Nats’ top international signings Vaquero, Cruz originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The baseball offseason may have been forced to a halt due the ongoing lockout, but one winter event still managed to go on without a hitch: the start of the international signing period. Among the teams that made a splash were […]

Read More