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Washington Spirit’s Crystal Dunn Scores 5 Goals in 81 Minutes

Photo by Chris Colvin/Washington Spirit

Crystal Dunn, the 23-year-old Washington Spirit striker, went to Texas this weekend with the US Women’s National Team. To make sure everyone heard about it, she scored 5 goals in 81 minutes, tying the USWNT record for goals and points (she also assisted on a 90th minute closer). 

The women went on to shut out Puerto Rico 10-0. Then they took a group photo.

In other DC sporting news, United claimed a 1-0 victory against the NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies, their first preseason win in three games. The goal, facilitated by new signing Luciano Acosta, probably should have been disallowed. First because TBR’s Darnell King does appear to successfully shepherd the ball out of play, and second because Acosta uses King’s shirtsleeve to slingshot himself back onto the pitch.

DCU plays again tomorrow as part of the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational.

And now, videos of Dunn’s many goals:

6 minutes

21 minutes

61 minutes (sandwiched between US goals in the 60th and 62nd minutes)

85 minutes

87 minutes

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Amanda has contributed to Washingtonian since 2016. She has written about the right-wing media personality Britt McHenry, chronicled her night with Stormy Daniels, and come clean about owning too much stuff. She lives on H Street. She can be reached at [email protected].