Congressional staff and members tweeted cheers and disbelief as American women took to the field and scored four goals in the first 16 minutes of the women's World Cup final Sunday night, beginning with a Carli Lloyd hat trick and ending with a 5-2 win.
These are their top tweets:
Will Baskin-Gerwitz, communications assistant, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.):
"That's got to be one of the greatest ways to finish off a sub-20 minute hat trick in international history, right? #Lloyd #USA"
Josh Litten, senior research specialist, House Office of the Historian:
"Carly Lloyd just firing towards the goal on the off chance she will score. (Spoilers: she will.)"
Jorge Aguilar, press secretary, House Democratic Minority Leader:
"#uswnt Lloyd!!!!! #thenew10 http://t.co/4qb9TxNtOz"
Jessica Seale, digital director, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas):
"Does Japan know the match has started?? #USWNT"
Steven Smith, press secretary, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.):
"It's like the #USWNT is launching a sneak attack against Japan before they are even ready."
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas):
"#USWNT #SheBelieves #USAvJPN - our ladies are on fire! Another GGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! U.S.- 4, Japan - 0!!!!!"
Tim Torres, deputy information technology director, House Energy and Commerce Committee:
"Hopefully falling on the sword still isn't a thing in Japan. #WomensWorldCup"
Colleen Costello, legislative correspondent, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.):
".@realDonaldTrump, to answer your question, 'When have we ever beat Japan at anything?': http://t.co/RpTYnkuG5x"
Todd Reid, deputy chief of staff, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.):
"'This is like when I turn down the difficulty in FIFA. They are just going for trick shots now.'- 12 yr old son. #CarliClutch"
Sean Magers, communications director, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.):
"BREAKING: Carli Lloyd now leading all 67 declared candidates for President in latest Siena poll. #USWNT"
Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.):
"I gained a lot of my confidence/voice playing soccer when I was young. So congrats #USWMNT, & TY for inspiring next gen of young girls."