Diana Matheson (red) is one of two Washington Spirit players living at a Rockville retirement community during the NWSL season.
The National Women's Soccer League kicked off (pun very much intended) its inaugural season in April with eight teams, including the Washington Spirit.
The brand-new league is trying to keep its costs down, so professional soccer players are living with host families. Except for the Spirit's Diana Matheson and Robyn Gayle, who are living at a retirement community in Rockville.
The two Canadians -- Matheson is 29, Gayle is 27 -- are staying at the Ingleside at King Farm, where their elderly neighbors have become regulars at their games at Maryland SoccerPlex Stadium in Boyds. They also bake them biscotti and cookies, which seems like a sweet deal (pun very much intended again).
I've now doubled my portfolio of soccer-related stories since Monday. For those keeping score, that means two stories.
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