The Washington Spirit are hitting the road as they prepare to face off against the Utah Royals FC on Saturday at 9 p.m.
Utah is hosting Washington in their home opener of the season at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
The Spirit are coming off of a victory over Sky Blue FC 2-0. The win moving the Spirit to the top of the NWSL rankings.
It was a big night for the Spirit’s new additions.
During Saturday’s game against Sky Blue FC Spirit rookie defender Sam Staab scored a corner kick during the 59th minute giving the Spirit a 1-0 lead. Washington’s Megan Crosson also scored her first goal two minutes into the second half-stoppage time, sealing the win.
This will be the first game of the season for Utah. Utah finished the 2018 season with a record of 9-7-8, falling two points short of the playoffs.
New Utah Royals FC midfielder Veronica “Vero" Boquete is expected to be a major contribution to Utah this season. Boquete is a Spanish Women’s National Team veteran midfielder who was captain of Spain’s first-ever World Cup in 2015. Bouquet was named NWSL Best XI after winning league Player of the Week three times.
The last time the Washington played Utah, Washington lost 0-1.
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