The Washington Spirit have rolled on with their fourth win (over the Houston Dash) following a 0-0 draw against the formidable Portland Thorns a week earlier. They continue to sit atop the table. A successful header from Spirit veteran midfielder Joanna Lohman in the 38th minute was all the needed for the win, notching their third straight shutout. The Spirit now hit the road for three games before returning home on June 18 for THE GAME against the expansion Orlando Pride with their star forward Alex Morgan.
As previously advertised, BRYC purchased 80 tickets for this season's games. The tickets were available to BRYC teams and families at a discounted price to show BRYC's support for the fourth-year professional women's club and encourage attendance.
After a month in which only four tickets had been sold, the floodgates opened with the sale of ALL the remaining tickets. Three BRYC teams have scheduled events and a number of individual families saw the Spirit take on the Hoston Dash on May 14. A bunch of others are going to see Alex Morgan and the Orlando Pride in mid-June. (At least one young player has already told her mom that she's torn between cheering for Alex or cheering for the Spirit. There should be no doubt!
The Webmaster is happy to know that there will be 80 happy BRYC folks in the stand at the next few Spirit home games, but sorry to report that no more discounted tickets remain. We're SOLD OUT. That doesn't mean that there aren't still great seats for all the remaining home games this season or that they aren't still a bargain, even at a slightly higher price. When our spring season ends, the Spirit keep on playing thorugh the summer with five Saturday night home games before the start of our fall season and a final Wednesday night game just after Labor Day.
(The webmaster thanks BRYC dad Solomon Lee for the photo above right as a whole team of young boys were enthralled while watching the Spirit play the beautiful game on Photo Day.)