WASHINGTON — Washington Spirit fans can travel to games with new commemorative Metro SmarTrip cards celebrating their National Women's Soccer League Championship win. The cards feature an image of the team hoisting the championship trophy after the title-winning game.
The limited-edition cards are being sold at Navy Yard, Waterfront and Gallery Place stations in specially marked fare machines. Look for the sign on top. The NWSL championship cards arrive just in time for soccer fans headed to Saturday’s game at Audi Field against the NJ/NY Gotham FC.
“We are excited to honor the Spirit, reigning NWSL champs, with this commemorative card. The Spirit’s title run continues the winning tradition in the District of Champions,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Randy Clarke om a press statement. “Metro is proud to support the team and fans getting to and from games.”
Metro produced 10,000 of the commemorative cards and they are only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans looking to grab the cards can meet up with starting midfielder Anna Heilferty at the Gallery Place station to grab a card and say hello starting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 13.
The Spirit worked with Metro to design the card for the start of the NWSL season; however, the SmarTrip cards were delayed due to supply chain issues related to the pandemic.