Cynthia Hobgood

  • joined Apr 19, 2013
  • last login Jun 26, 2014
  • posts 33
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Washington, DC-based digital communications professional, independent writer, and photographer. Recovering full-time sports journalist.

I started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for various weekly/daily publications and ultimately the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) After a break from sports writing to focus on my communications career and sports photography, I added soccer writing back into my world last season when asked to cover women’s soccer (Washington Spirit, USWNT) for Black & Red United.

I’m glad to be part of the team and grateful fans have embraced women’s soccer coverage. If you haven’t made it out to the SoccerPlex for a game yet, I encourage everyone to do it

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  • MLB Baltimore Orioles
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAB Baylor Bears
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • MLS DC United
  • EPL Manchester United
  • Soccer USWNT
  • General Washington Spirit
User Blog

Thorns Defeat Spirit 6-1

Alex Morgan scores first two goals of season to lift Thorns to 6-1 win over theSpirit.

Washington Spirit Add Two Strikers

Washington has added some significant offensive firepower, bringing in German midfielder Kerstin Garefrekes last week and now the speedy De Vanna.

Washington Spirit vs Houston Dash Match Preview

The Washington Spirit (3-4-1, 10 points) host NWSL newcomers Houston Dash (1-6-1, 4 points) in a Memorial Day matchup at the Maryland SoccerPlex today at 4pm.

Washington Defeats Flash, Looks to Sky Blue

Saturday Washington had probably its best performance of the season, defeating Western New York 3-2 on strength of two Jodie Taylor goals. Now the team looks to tonight's match-up with Sky Blue FC

Spirit fall 2-1 to Seattle

Krieger's Goal Not Enough for Spirit to Take Down League Best Reign

Q&A With Tiffany Weimer

After suffering a season-ending ACL tear in her left knee during a training session in April, Spirit forward Tiffany Weimer took some time to answer a few questions this week while she is home preparing for surgery.

Washington Spirit defeat Chicago 1-0

With a win over Chicago, the Washington Spirit to finish 2-1 in its last three games, all taking place within eight days.

Spirit Tackle Early Scheduling Test

After the Washington Spirit dominated FC Kansas City on the way to a 3-1 victory the team hit the road for a two-game road trip that started with a 3-1 loss to the expectedly impressive Seattle Reign (2-0-0) with a "six-pointer" against Chicago today

Washington Spirit Week 2 Preview: Playoff Dreamin'

After a disappointing first game against to Western New York in the 2014 season opener, Washington hopes to get closer to the victorious result it wants and more importantly, an improved product on the field.

Western NY defeats Washington Spirit 3-1

The Western New York Flash defeated Washington 3-1 Sunday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex, due in large part to a brace by league newcomer Vicky Losada.

Washington Spirit Poll

Take this week's Washington Spirit poll.

Washington Spirit 2014 Preview: New Faces

Head Coach Mark Parsons has added no less than 12 new players to the roster this season, with another one or two on the way.

Washington Spirit 2014 Preview: Who Returns?

Ten players return to the Spirit from last year's squad.

Washington Spirit 2014 Preview: Outlook

To summarize the Spirit offseason: CHANGE. And after a last-place finish (3-14-5, 14 points), it was about time.

Spirit Select Crystal Dunn #1

Owners of the top pick in today's NWSL College Draft, the Washington Spirit selected Crystal Dunn from the University of North Carolina, as expected.

Washington Spirit Expansion Draft Analysis & Poll

Who Should Washington Protect in the NWSL Expansion Draft?

Spirit defeat Reign 1-0 for second straight win

A late goal by Diana Matheson and an Ashlyn Harris shutout were the difference as the Washington Spirit have now won two in a row for the first time all season.

Spirt defeat Red Stars 1-0

In a game shortened by weather, the Washington Spirit earned their second win of the season, defeating the Chicago Red Stars 1-0 Wednesday night in Boyds, Md. to finally reach into double digits points and snap a 13-game winless streak.

The Spirit Season of Pain Continues

With Another Loss, the Season of Pain Continues, And A Message to the Players of Washington

Another loss, Another Shutout

After a 0-2 home loss to Chicago Wednesday, Washington is running out of time to find its offense, with just eight games remaining in the season.

Washington ties FC Kansas City 1-1

In new head coach Mark Parsons' debut, Diana Matheson's converted penalty earned the Washington Spirit a much needed point and boost of confidence for the team.

Spirit Part Ways With Head Coach Mike Jorden

After amassing a 1-7-3 (6 points) record, including scoreless efforts in the last five outings, Head Coach Mike Jorden and two assistants have been fired by the team.

Preview and Poll: Spirit v Flash

The Washington Spirit travel to Rochester to take on the Western New York Flash tonight, hoping to break its four-game scoreless streak.

Spirit Return to Action Tonight Against Flash

After a game hiatus since May 25, the Washington Spirit (1-4-3) returns to the Maryland SoccerPlex tonight to take on Western New York (4-2-2), looking to take advantage of missing offensive pieces for the Flash.

Washington Spirit: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Washington finished its quick west coast road trip with 1-1 record after a loss to Portland on Sunday. The team now looks forward to a return trip to Boston this weekend in NWSL action.

Sermanni Taps Harris and Krieger for US Roster

U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to the 21-player roster that will travel to Toronto in preparation for the team's June 2 match against Canada.

Photo gallery: Washington Spirit vs Seattle Reign

Photos from Washington's 4-2 win over Seattle on May 16 at Starfire Stadium (Tukwila, WA)

Spirit defeat Reign 4-2 for First Win

A bevy of goals by Diana Matheson, Ali Krieger, Tiffany McCarty and Tori Huster paced Washington to a 4-2 road win over the winless Reign.

Washington Spirit draw 1-1 with Boston Breakers

Lori Lindsey scored her first goal of the season to lift Washington to a 1-1 tie with Boston as this time Washington played spoiler for a would-be Boston victory.

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