The 2015 season was Washington Spirit’s third season of existence in which they competed in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women’s soccer in the United States.
Building off 2014’s playoff achievement, the Spirit added a few key contributors including midfielder Joanna Lohman (from Boston Breakers), defenders Megan Oyster (drafted out of UCLA) and Katherine Reynolds (from Western New York Flash), and Nigerian international Francisca Ordega (signed from Pitea IF).
The season also served as the breakout year for Crystal Dunn who was awarded the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot Award, scoring 15 goals during the campaign.
The Spirit finished the 2015 season with a record of 8-6-6 and repeating their 4th place league position. The playoff result, again, ended in an away loss to Seattle in the semifinals.
At the conclusion of the season, Mark Parsons stepped down as head coach and general manager to take over as coach of the Portland Thorns.
As of May 15, 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
* – denotes amateur call-ups
Last updated: September 7, 2015.
Source: Match reports
Key to positions: FW – Forward, MF – Midfielder, DF – Defender, GK – Goalkeeper