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Notebook: Spirit announce preseason schedule; new social look for USWNT
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Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle gears up for her third NWSL season. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)
Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle gears up for her third NWSL season. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

The Washington Spirit announced their preseason schedule ahead of the 2019 NWSL season on Tuesday. The Spirit are set to play four games and will open up against James Madison University on March 16.

On March 23, the Spirit will welcome Girondins de Bordeaux of the Division 1 Féminine to the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit will wrap up their preseason matches against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on March 30 and Virginia Tech on April 6.

Washington Spirit 2019 Preseason Schedule
March 16 at City Stadium in Richmond, Va.
Spirit vs. James Madison University at 7 p.m. ET

 

March 23 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
Spirit vs. FC Bordeaux at 7 p.m. ET

 

March 30 at Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, Va.
Spirit vs. UNC at 5 p.m. ET

 

April 6 at Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
Spirit vs. Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. ET


The U.S. women’s national team not only announced their 23-player roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, but also has a new social look. Both the USWNT Twitter and Instagram social handles have changed from @ussoccer_wnt to @USWNT.

 


New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy made a statement on behalf of Sky Blue FC ownership on Tuesday about improvements for 2019. She committed to an active role in the club activities.

“We recognize there have been challenges,” Murphy wrote, “but I am looking forward to working with our team to create a climate of success. We are excited about the new players who are now a part of the Sky Blue family, and we can’t wait to see them join our returning players. But above all, we appreciate the dedication and loyalty of our fans.”

Murphy’s full statement is below:

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