Bay FC v Washington Spirit

In the last league game before the Olympic break, Bay FC was hoping to gather momentum in the playoff race for the first year team.  However, they stumbled out of the gate and never recovered as they lose to the Washington Spirit 3-0.  Makenna Morris scored early in the 4th minute with an open strike into the box followed by a penalty kick goal from Trinity Rodman in the 21st minute.  Ouleymata Sarr gave the visitors an insurance goal with her second half tally in the 57th minute and the victory.

Both teams had their Olympic team players honored after the game with Rachel Kundananji representing Zambia, Asisat Oshoala for Nigeria, and Lysianne Proulx for Canada.  The Washington Spirit players were also honored with three players from the USA: Trinity Rodman, Casey Kruger, and Hal Hershfelt for the USA, and Gabby Carle joining Proulx for Canada.

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With the Olympic break from now until August, the next league game for Bay FC will be against Utah Royals on August 23 at 6:30 pm while the Washington Spirit will resume at home against Kansas City on August 25 at 9am.  During the hiatus the NWSL clubs will play against the teams from Liga MX Femenil in the Summer Cup.  Bay FC will open on the road at San Diego on July 20 before returning home to face Angel City on July 26 and Club America on August 2 with the top four group winners with the most points out of five advancing to the semi-finals at CPKC Stadium in Kansas City on August 6 before the final at Toyota Field in San Antonio on October 25.