Harris also elaborated on some of the defensive struggles the Spirit has experienced recently.

“When you get so many balls played over the top and your back line isn’t doing their job, at some point you have to come out and relieve the pressure. There are times when I come out and intercept passes and there are times where I won’t. There will be times when it is really sketchy and harry, but until our backline figures it out, is in sync and we figure it out and we don’t create that big of a gap where people can just constantly toe poke and run after us, we are going to be put under pressure. That is something we are trying to figure out now, but we don’t have the legs. This is coming off a long week and a half of travel. We are all doing the best we can at this point.”

 Ashlyn Harris on her performance against the Portland Thorns 07-23-2013 (X)
I wouldn’t go so far as to say it didn’t work for me. I had world class saves tonight and that game could have been much different. So the way I see it is that I made a decision, which may have not worked out in my favor, but I f*****g got the job done.
Ashlyn Harris on her performance against the Portland Thorns 07-23-2013 (X)