Braddock Road Youth Club is extremely pleased to announce "Catch the Spirit", BRYC’s night to watch the Washington Spirit take on the Boston Breakers in the new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM on the evening of May 11 at the beautiful Maryland Soccerplex, about 45 easy minutes away in Germantown MD. (Directions) (Map) The match is a return engagement between the two clubs, after tying the first game of the season in Boston, 1-1. It will be just the fourth game of the Spirit’s young season but the last chance to "Catch the Spirit" at home until mid June. You don’t want to miss it!
The Boston team features no fewer than six current or former members of the Women’s National Teams of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, including former US National Women’s Team member Joanna Lohman who last played in the area as a member of the Washington Freedom; and current members of the US team, forward Sydney Leroux and midfielder Heather O’Reilly. The Spirit have their own share of extremely talented women including Goalie Ashlyn Harris (who blanked Abby Wambach in the first home game of the season), Midfielder Lori Lindsey, and Defender Ali Krieger. Better than that, the Spirit have Defender Kika Toulouse (pictured in story below) who grew up in the area and played on six Virginia State Cup championship teams for BRYC! Now BRYC needs to support her and the Spirit in their inaugural season of the NWSL.
BRYC has arranged for discounted $15 (regularly $20) tickets to the game, unreserved grandstand seats on the "Away" side of the field (near side in the photo) of the field because we’re a little late joining the party and the Home side may well sell out. BRYC’s U11 and U12 Girls are especially invited to attend, with the first sixteen who purchase tickets invited to participate in the "team tunnel" that welcomes the Spirit and the Breakers onto the field before the game. But it isn’t just for them. It’s for boys and girls and families of all ages. Talk it up with your teammates and coach and get a group together!
BRYC will also be tailgating before the game starting at 5:30 PM, either in the spacious parking area (bottom of photo) or possibly in the stadium itself, immediately behind the visotor’s grandstand. Details are still being worked out but BRYC will be picking up most or all of the costs for the tailgate event. (We are looking for two very responsible parents to coordinate the activity, with tickets to an upcoming DC United game as our thanks. Please contact BRYC Webmaster Ralph Schuetz if you would be willing to take on the responsibility.) Thus the only cost for attendance will be the reduced price tickets...a real bargain for seeing some great women’s soccer.
To order your tickets to this game, follow the link on the left to "Catch the Spirit! Tickets". Select the May 11 game vs. the Boston Breakers. Click on "Buy Tickets". Go to "Away Side General Admission" and enter the number of tickets you wish. Click on Link to "Discount Code" and enter "BRYC-GA5" to apply your $5 per ticket discount. You’ll be able to print your tickets at home or pick them up at Will Call, both with with no additional charges.
Check back on this web page for additional information in the coming days including more details on the tail gate event, directions to the field, and anything else we may have thought of in the meantime. For now, call your friends and neighbors, and especially your soccer teammates, and plan a family or team outing to "Catch the Spirit" on the evening of May 11.
For more information, email the Webmaster, Ralph Schuetz.