Former Manchester United and England Star Wayne Rooney scored twice to push D.C. United to a 3-1 victory over New York City FC and into the MLS Cup playoffs on Sunday.
The victory in the penultimate weekend of the regular season capped a remarkable resurgence for D.C. United, who were languishing at the foot of the table when Rooney arrived in Washington in July.
Until that point, they had just two wins from 14 matches and appeared headed for another disappointing season.
Now they have won 12 of 18 games to clinch their spot in the post-season.
Rooney opened the scoring in the eighth minute, tapping in his team-leading 11th goal of the season after Luciano Acosta eluded three New York defenders to reach the end line and cut the ball back to Rooney.
Acosta doubled D.C.’s lead in the 24th minute, curling in a strong shot from outside the area. Read more