After a tumultuous season in NWSL Consideration for abuse And with its own culture of silence, the league became the new champion – the spirit of Washington, beating the Chicago Red Stars for the first time in its history.

The first half of the match got off to a fantastic start, with both teams seemingly ready to end the match 0-0, with Chicago’s Rachel Hill crossing the ball past half-time keeper Aubrey Bladson in the final minute. Time. This led to the Red Stars, but in the second half it was the spirit. NWSL Star of the Year Trinity Rodman Pushing the tampon for Washington, a shot went out of the post, and finally Chicago defender Tiyer and Davidson helped create the game that caused the damage in the box. In the 67th minute, Andy Sullivan’s free-kick went just wide of the post. Star forward Malorie Pugh Unable to recover due to injury in the first half, Chicago struggled to get into the offensive rhythm.

As the game drew to a close, the spirit continued to press until it finally bore fruit. Rodman cut the net for the first time (!) Of the season by boarding a long and curved cross with US women’s national team star Kelly Ohara. (Do you want a happy Trivia? Ohara, 33, is now a top scorer at the NWSL Championships. Rodman, who scored the cross, was the youngest player to score a goal in the semi-final.) Another great opportunity came out of the bar when McDenzie Doniaq found the ball near Bladeso. .

It was very exciting for Washington, who They fired their coach Richard Burke, Halfway through allegations of verbal abuse against players. The club is dealing with ownership issues, which are pushing fans and players to sell. Yet the spirit players Paired together In the face of adversity. “We are a close team in this process.” Rodman said. Athletics recently. “I don’t want to be in another team.”

Take a look at the exciting highlights of the game ahead, and congratulations to the spirit!