On Sunday night, Washington DC erupted. It had nothing to do with President Donald Trump’s overzealous interest in Space Force, or with the White House in general. It also had nothing to do with the Washington Nationals playing that evening, which, in a perfect encapsulation of their lost season, ended with another wasted Max Scherzer gem after the Chicago Cubs hit a walkoff grand slam in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson.
No, the instigator of Sunday’s raucous event—the man who would be king of Washington, D.C., for the night, hails from Liverpool and once inadvertently got in a Twitter fight with himself. Behold, D.C.’s latest savior: His name is Wayne Rooney.
“Sick play by Wayne Rooney!!!” reads the title of Major League Soccer’s YouTube clip. The three exclamation points are commendable, but they might not do Rooney enough justice: He almost single-handedly orchestrated the greatest moment in the last decade of D.C. United’s history.
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