Andi Sullivan on sharing a number with husband Drew Skundrich

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Washington Spirit captain Andi Sullivan has strong ties to Washington D.C., having grown up in the area after moving from Hawaii at two years old.

Sullivan’s husband, D.C. United’s Drew Skundrich, is also from the D.C. area and likewise plays in front of his home crowd at Audi Field.

The two took D.C. United on a tour of their hometown, revealing how they met and discussing what it means to represent D.C. together.

Before moving back home, Sullivan and Skundrich met while playing soccer at Sandford, having been introduced by Skundrich’s teammates. Now married and living in D.C., Sullivan says, “It’s been cool for us because it’s the first place that we’re living together and we can see ourselves here for a long time.”

Sullivan and Skundrich also share a workplace, with United and the Spirit playing at the same facilities.

“It’s so funny to run into each other at Audi (Field), it kind of reminds me of when we first started dating in college,” says Sullivan.

When the two married, Sullivan said she didn’t want to change the name on the back of her jersey. Instead, the Spirit captain took the number 12, honoring Skundrich’s college jersey. Eventually, the number opened up on D.C. United as well, with Skundrich and Sullivan now sharing a number.

“This is special, this is pretty fun,” says Sullivan of the shared number.

Sullivan and the Spirit will play the North Carolina Courage on Sunday at Audi Field in the team’s quarterfinal match.