Thursday, January 27 2022

Spirit head to NWSL championship with 2-1 win over Reign originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Ashley Sanchez broke a tie in the 68th minute and the Washington Spirit advanced to the National Women’s Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 victory over OL Reign on Sunday.

The Spirit, undefeated in their last eight matches, will face the Chicago Red Stars next Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. It is the first time the Spirit have gone to the post season since 2016. Chicago beat Portland 2-0 later Sunday.

Eugenie Le Sommer gave the Reign the early lead with a goal in the third minute. The Spirit pulled even on Trinity’s Rodman’s goal in the 12th.

It was the seventh goal of the season for Rodman, a Rookie of the Year finalist and the daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman. At 19, she is the youngest player to score in the playoffs.

Sanchez gave the Spirit the lead with a goal from a seemingly impossible angle off a corner kick.

The result for the Spirit comes amid a turbulent season. The team’s coach, Richie Burke, was dismissed in September for violating the league’s anti-harassment policy. The Spirit also had to forfeit two regular-season games because of COVID-19 protocols.

The Spirit were 2-1-0 over the Reign in the regular season.

Previous

Cleveland looks to end Warriors' dominance over Cavs

Next

Wolves vs West Ham: How to watch, team news, TV, start time, odds, prediction

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

PHT Morning Skate: Capitals vs. the East; Torchetti joins Flyers’ bench

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports. • How do the Capitals, as they currently stand, stack up against the rest of the Eastern Conference? [Japers’ Rink] • John Torchetti will join Mike […]

Read More

Big Papi gets HOF call; Bonds, Clemens out

Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the lone former player to hear his name called during Tuesday’s BBWAA Hall of Fame election announcement, rewarding a career that saw a curse broken three times over. In his first year of eligibility, Ortiz received 307 out of 397 votes (77.9 percent), putting him over the […]

Read More

Warriors vs. Cavs: Stream, lineups, injury reports and broadcast info for Sunday

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Chase Center to play the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, but the big story of the day is that superstar sharpshooter Klay Thompson is set to make a long-awaited return to the court. If you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place. […]

Read More