Grab your Team USA gear, it’s time for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. There are many familiar faces on the U.S. team this season but it is the first World Cup for two Washington Spirit players. To kick off the 2019 tournament, we’re sharing some key information about Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh and found the perfect spot in Montgomery County, Maryland to cheer them on.
- Age 24
- Position: Midfielder
- From: Ohio
- Known for unlocking defenses with quick creativity and power to surprise
- Drafted by the Washington Spirit with the first overall pick in the 2018 NWSL Dispersa
- Loves Instagramming her Bulldog, Wilma and performing choreographed hip-hop dances with her teammates
- Age 21
- Position: Forward
- From: Colorado
- As a 17-year-old phenomenon, was the youngest USWNT player in more than a decade
- Played in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and is the youngest U.S. women’s soccer player to score in the Olympic Games at just 18
- Enjoys relaxing on the beach and playing beach volleyball
Join the Watch Party
Cheer the team on at the Montgomery Parks viewing party for the U.S. women’s second match, against Chile. Head to the Wheaton Sports Pavilion on June 16 at noon where the indoor field will be turned into a picnic area. Bring your blankets and watch the action from a jumbo inflatable screen. Members of the Washington Spirit will be at the party to cheer for teammates Rose and Mallory and to sign autographs after the game.