Trinity Rodman is in the middle of a stellar stretch of soccer.
The forward scored in each of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s friendlies Sept. 21 and Sept. 24, and then, on Saturday, she came up big for the Washington Spirit.
Rodman broke a tie with a goal in stoppage time to lift the Spirit to a 2-1 victory over the KC Current and their first league win since June.
TRINITY RODMAN CALLED GAME! pic.twitter.com/B1SG0Cv3h6— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) October 1, 2023
TRINITY RODMAN CALLED GAME! pic.twitter.com/B1SG0Cv3h6
“It’s been a little rough the past few games,” defender Tara McKeown told the media afterward. “But just to get that win and know that we can come back from hard situations going into fighting for a playoff spot and into the playoffs, I think that that’s really going to help us.”
The victory snapped a seven-game winless streak for Washington (7-8-5, 29 points), which moved into fourth place in the NWSL standings.
The goal was Rodman’s fifth of the NWSL season and her first in league play since June 3. Rodman, 21, did not score in the World Cup despite starting three games.
Her goal came Saturday after she outran her defender and then smacked a left-footed shot into the back of the net. She celebrated with the dance made famous by former Washington Wizards star John Wall, a wide smile spread across her face. Ouleymata Sarr scored the other goal for the Spirit, in the 52nd minute, after Debora Cristiane de Oliveira opened the game’s scoring for with a 21st minute goal for the Current.
Washington hosts the OL Reign on Friday, and then wraps up the regular season Oct. 15 on the road against the North Carolina Courage.