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Rooney scores first goal in DC United win

Rooney scores first goal in DC United win

Wayne Rooney broke his nose and scored his first MLS goal as DC United beat Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday (Jul 28).

Former England striker Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for DC United and also broke his nose in a 2-1 home win over Colorado Rapids in the MLS. The 32-year-old scored the opener when he sent a shot through ex-Manchester United team-mate Tim Howard's legs.

Kellyn Acosta equalised before Howard twice denied DC captain Rooney.

A Niki Jackson own goal in the 90th minute gave DC United the win before Rooney broke his nose while defending in stoppage time.

He later tweeted he was "delighted to score my first goal for DC United", adding that he had acquired "a broken nose and five stitches".

Elsewhere on Saturday, Columbus Crew raced into an early three-goal lead, before holding on to beat New York Red Bulls 3-2 at Red Bull Arena.

Jonathan Mensah opened the scoring in the seventh minute, before running onto a long ball from Harrison Afful and finding the net. And just past the half-hour mark, New York's Sean Davis made it 3-0.

Mensah then deflected a cross from Red Bulls' Daniel Royer into his own net early in the second half, while Royer's 69th-minute header capped off the scoring.

Also in action on Saturday were Atlanta United, who beat Montreal Impact 2-1 thanks to Josef Martinez's 23rd and 24th goals of the season in a rain-delayed game.

Meanwhile, Toronto FC beat Chicago Fire 3-0 with Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Osorio and Sebastian Giovinco on the scoresheet, the hosts' first home win since May 18.

Alphonso Davies - who will join Bayern Munich in January - shone as Vancouver Whitecaps overcame Minnesota United 4-2, with the 17-year-old Canadian midfielder contributing two goals and two assists.

Yordy Reyna and Kei Kamara were also on target for the Whitecaps, with Abu Danladi and Ibson netting for Minnesota.

Michael Barrios scored his first MLS hat-trick to help FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2, while Fanendo Adi netted the winner in Portland Timbers' 2-1 victory over Houston Dynamo to extend their unbeaten run to 14 matches.

Finally, San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake played out a goalless draw, San Jose's first clean sheet in 25 games.