Washington Spirit Win NWSL Title

11/22/2021 Washington Spirit Win NWSL Title

By: Jeff Yoder

NWSL Championship & MLS Cup Playoff Highlights

A busy weekend of postseason soccer had us reaching to pack it all into one section for today’s newsletter. The top story was the finale in the NWSL Playoffs where the Washington Spirit used a second-half comeback to beat the Chicago Red Stars (2-1) for the 2021 NWSL title. Chicago’s Rachel Hill scored the opening goal just before halftime. Washington’s Andi Sullivan evened the score in the 67th minute to send the game into overtime before Kelly O’Hara delivered the dramatic game-winner (90’+7’). It was Washington’s first championship in club history.


Watch: Washington Spirit Win 2021 NWSL Championship


MLS Cup Playoff Highlights (Round One)

Philadelphia def. NY Red Bulls (1-0)

Sporting KC def. Vancouver (3-1)

NYC FC def. Atlanta (2-0)

Portland def. Minnesota (3-1)


MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket


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