The U.S. Women’s National Team reaffirmed its world dominance Sunday with a 2-0 win against the Netherlands in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. The victory gives the U.S. Women back-to-back world crowns and their fourth overall.
But the fun doesn’t have to end in France.
Eighteen members of the USWNT will be in the Washington, D.C. area this year to play for or against the Washington Spirit.
Here’s when and where you can watch the star players in the nation’s capital:
Rose Lavelle, Mallory Pugh
Lavelle and Pugh are members of the Washington Spirit, so folks in the DMV can catch this duo year-round. The squad’s next home match comes against the Houston Dash on Saturday, July 20 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Lavelle gave American soccer fans a glimpse of the future with her swift footwork. In the semi-final against England, she nutmegged a defender. On Sunday, she clinched a USA victory with the team's second goal of the game.
Lavelle scored three total goals in the tournament and ended up with the Bronze Ball, given to the tournament’s third-best player.
Pugh played in three matches this tournament, scoring a goal and an assist in the opening match against Thailand.
Julie Ertz, Morgan Brian, Tierna Davidson, Alyssa Naeher
The Chicago Red Stars is the home team for midfielders Julie Ertz and Morgan Brian, defender Tierna Davidson and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. The group visits the Spirit on Saturday, August 10 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press
Forward Christen Press and defenders Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelly O’Hara play for the Utah Royals FC and will visit the Maryland Soccerplex on Wednesday, August 21.
Press scored the first goal of the semi-final match against England will filling in for an injured Megan Rapinoe.
Sauerbrunn took toughness to another level during Sunday's final. In the 55th minute, she collided with a player from the Netherlands, and her head began to bleed. She left the field for two minutes and returned to the game with a bandage around her head.
Just want to point out that both U.S. goals came after Becky Sauerbrunn gave the Dutch this look. pic.twitter.com/sr24tTs7M1— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) July 7, 2019
Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger
USWNT co-captain Alex Morgan, defender and Virginia native Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris play for the Orlando pride. They’ll visit the pitch at Audi Field on Saturday, August 24.
Morgan scored a goal to break an early tie in the World Cup semifinal against England, but her celebration afterward is what stole the show.
Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019
She's the first player in #FIFAWWC history to score on her birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/EGWBNIyaxI
Morgan won the Silver Boot for scoring six goals and three assists in the tournament.
Megan Rapinoe, Allie Long
USWNT Co-captain Megan Rapinoe and midfielder Allie Long play for the Reign FC in Tacoma, Wash. They take on the Spirit Saturday, September 14 at Audi Field.
Rapinoe made waves on and off the field in a war of words with President Donald Trump. In the final match against Netherlands, she scored the first goal the game to break a long stalemate and give the USA a 1-0 lead.
She took home plenty of hardware as winner of the Golden Globe award, given to the tournament’s best player. She also received the Golden Boot for her six goals and three assists.
Abby Dalhkemper, Crystal Dunn, Jessica McDonald, Samantha Mewis
The North Carolina Courage is home to defenders Abby Dalhkemper and Crystal Dunn, forward Jessica McDonald and midfielder Samantha Mewis. They’ll play the Spirit on Saturday, September 28 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
For the Washington Spirit’s complete schedule, click here. The NWSL’s season continues though the fall and ends with a four-team playoff in October.