3:2 instead of 2:3: Rooney’s heroic action
Luciano Acosta DC United scored three goals on Monday night (CEST) in the MLS to beat Orlando City 3-2 – but all the headlines belonged to one player: Wayne Rooney.
Wayne Rooney turns 33 in October, but when the very last seconds of the MLS match between DC United and Orlando City ran, nobody could believe it. 2-2 in Washington, when Orlando, who had been outnumbered since the 55th minute after a red card due to an elbow strike, was left with a final corner in the fifth minute of injury time.
Orlando fought him off, and because DC coach Ben Olsen had sent his goalkeeper David Ousted forward, the counterattack suddenly hit the empty goal of the hosts. But the moment the leading guest player crossed his two freestanding colleagues shortly after the centre line, Rooney, who had sprung back, slipped the ball off his foot – stood up, drove the ball forward and hit a wide cross to the second post, where Luciano Acosta, 1.60 metres small, headed his third goal for DC United 3-2.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 13, 2018