English Internationals Tinaya Alexander and Lucy Shepherd were shocked and surprised to be drafted by the Washington Spirit. Now, the two are settling in and playing with established World Cup winners, some of the nation’s top young players, and a team that had just won its first championship.
The National Women's Soccer League added additional matches to close out the 2020 season. All nine teams will play four matches each for a total of 18 matches played from September 5 through October 17. Matches will air across network CBS, CBS Sports Network, and CBS All Access.
The eighth season the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) begins on the weekend of April 18–19, 2020. The regular season runs through Sunday, October 18, 2020. The league has released the full schedule, which includes a break for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Washington Spirit selected defender/forward Natalie Jacobs (USC), midfielder Averie Collins (Washington State), and forward Katie McClure (Kansas) in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.
The Washington Spirit selected forward Ashley Sanchez out of UCLA with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft.