19-Year-Old Rookie Sensation Trinity Rodman Scores Her Best Goal Yet
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Trinity Rodman scored the best goal of her rookie season on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough as the Washington Spirit fell 3-2 to Gotham FC at Segra Field.
The Spirit looked doomed as early as the seventh-minute after Sam Staab was issued a straight red card for committing a foul as the last defender, but six minutes after her dismissal, Rodman shocked NJ/NY.
The 19-year-old used her pace to get on the end of a ball out wide, but with support arriving in the middle, Rodman elected to drift inside before unleashing a right-footed effort that flew inside the far post.
The No. 2 overall selection of the 2021 NWSL Draft now has three goals and two assists in 10 games.
Nahomi Kawasumi equalized for Gotham in the 24th minute, and McCall Zerboni made it 2-1 in the 35th. But Washington found a spectacular equalizer in the 56th with an Ashley Sanchez free kick.
However, Gotham scored the winner in the 76th minute through Midge Purce.
Gotham moves up to fifth with the win; Washington drops to seventh.