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Parsons to make debut as Washington head coach
July 2nd, 2013 11:22PM

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[NWSL SCHEDULE: Week 13] The Washington Spirit will play its first game under new coach Mark Parson Wednesday when its hosts FC Kansas City. The Spirit replaced head coach Mike Jorden after it fell into the NWSL cellar with a 4-0 loss to the Western New York Flash -- its fifth straight shutout loss.

Parsons was coaching the Spirit reserves in the W-League, where he led the D.C. United Women to the Eastern Conference championship and a place in the final in 2012.

“I feel everyone at the club has, and will continue to have, great respect for Mike as a professional and as a person,” Spirit general manager Chris Hummer said in a statement. “But the poor results of the past six weeks have pushed the team into last place, and that’s just not something we can accept. We have the best fans in NWSL, and they deserve a winning team.”

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 13
Wednesday, July 3
Seattle vs. Boston
Washington vs. FC Kansas City
Thursday, July 4
Chicago vs. Western NY
Saturday, July 6
Sky Blue FC vs. Washington
Portland vs. Boston
Sunday, July 7
FC Kansas City vs. Western NY

NWSL STANDINGS
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
27 Sky Blue FC 8-3-3 24/15
26 Portland 8-3-2 18/11
23 FC Kansas City 7-4-2 20/13
21 Western NY 6-2-4 22/12
15 Boston 4-5-3 20/21
12 Chicago 3-6-3 13/20
8 Seattle 2-9-2 10/22
6 Washington 1-7-3 9/22

NWSL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER (TEAM)
8 Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City)
7 Sydney Leroux (Boston)
7 Abby Wambach (Western NY)
6 Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC)
5 Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC)
5 Alex Morgan (Portland)
5 Renae Cuellar (FC Kansas City)

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 14
Wednesday, July 10
Washington vs. Chicago
Thursday, July 11
Seattle vs. Western NY
Saturday, July 13
Sky Blue FC vs. Boston
Yurcak Field Stadium
Sunday, July 14
Portland vs. Western NY
Chicago vs. FC Kansas City
Seattle vs. Washington

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 15
Saturday, July 20
Chicago vs. Washington
Kansas City vs. Seattle
Sunday, July 21
Western NY vs. Sky Blue FC
Boston vs. Portland

NWSL SCHEDULE, Week 16
Wednesday, July 24
FC Kansas City vs. Boston
Thursday, July 25
Seattle vs. Chicago
Saturday, July 27
Washington vs. Boston
Sunday, July 28
Portland vs. Chicago

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