DC Mayor gives support to Washington Spirit championship parade | MCU Times

DC Mayor gives support to Washington Spirit championship parade

Washington Spirit fans ready to celebrate the team’s first title in franchise history have a new supporter for a parade in DC: Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Washington Spirit fans ready to celebrate the team’s first title in franchise history have a new supporter for a parade in DC: Mayor Muriel Bowser.

When asked about her thoughts on Spirit defeating Chicago in the National Women’s Soccer League Championship match, Bowser said Monday that the victory was “exciting news” for the city to get another pro team to bring another championship home to the district.

“I’m excited about the signal this is sending to little girls all over Washington, DC who are participating in football, I think an increasing number, so we’re excited about Spirit,” Bowser said.

She ended her comments by saying, “I would love to have a parade, so let’s start talking about it.”

Bowser’s comments got attention on Wednesday after Spirit’s Twitter account posted a video of the mayor answering the question.

A spokesman for Spirit tells the WTOP that the team is working with city officials on a party, but details of location and date are not available at this time.

After their championship win, Spirit said on their Facebook page that any event would take place at the start of next season to give players and staff “a much-deserved break for the holidays, and give us time to plan a memorable celebration worthy of this championship team.”

The National Women’s Soccer League usually starts its season in the spring before playing through the summer and fall months. The 2021 season began in May.

DC has held two parades in the last four years for the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals, after each team won their respective championships. The Washington Mystics planned a parade after winning the 2019 WNBA Finals for spring 2020, but the pandemic canceled these plans.

There may still be an opportunity for fans to see their favorite Spirit players at other sporting events before the end of the year, but nothing has been confirmed at this time. DC sports fans can remember celebrating it with Capitals players across the DC region, including at a Nationals match after winning the Stanley Cup in 2018.

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