Another key moment for the Union was the match immediately following CJ Sapong's hat-trick, which was when the Boys in Blue scored four goals at DC United for the most lopsided win against DC United and the worst shutout against the Union in DC history.
The night featured a bunch of firsts, as Haris Medunjanin, Oguchi Onyewu and Fafa Picault all scored their first career MLS goals in the match. Medunjanin's was a world-class knuckler which fooled United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, while Onyewu's came on his 35th birthday with friends and family in attendance.
Picault made it 3-0 when he utilized his speed and ripped a long-range shot from outside the 18-yard box. Fabian Herbers scored his first goal of 2017 with an unbelievable chip off a pass from Alejandro Bedoya to give the Union the 4-0 lead and clinch the three points.
The win was a pivotal one for the Union as it gave the team back-to-back wins, shutouts in three straight matches, and unbeaten in four games. It ended up being the second-most goals scored in a game by the Union in 2017, along with the second largest margin of victory.
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