Rooney scores, D.C. United wins on a late goal against Colorado Rapids
Rooney scores, D.C. wins on late own goal
United midfielder Ulises Segura was attempting a cross in front of the Colorado goal when his pass deflected off the foot off Rapids forward Niki Jackson and past goalkeeper Tim Howard for the late score.
Rooney, making just his second start and fourth appearance for D.C. United, opened the scoring with a goal between the legs of former English Premier League teammate and foe Howard in the 33rd minute.
Acosta scored the equalizer when he placed a delicate chip shop off the arm of D.C. United goalkeeper David Ousted and into the goal. Forward Jack McBean sent a long cross into the box and Acosta chased it down to deliver his second MLS goal this season.
Acosta had a chance to score in the 26th minute but his penalty kick rebounded off the right post. Edgar Castillo earned the shot when he was fouled by D.C. United's Junior Moreno just inside the penalty area.
D.C. United (4-9-5, 17 points) is now 2-1-0 in its new stadium, defeating Vancouver 3-1 on July 14 before losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Wednesday.
The Rapids fell to 4-12-5 (17 points) and have not won since July 1 at Vancouver, going 0-3-2 since then.
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