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DC United vs. Colorado Rapids – Football Match Report – July 28, 2018

D.C. United used their own-goal in the 90th minute to score a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids the night Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal.

United midfielder Ulises Segura attempted a cross in front of Colorado's goal as his pass from Rapids striker Niki Jackson and goalkeeper Tim Howard rebounded for the late save.

Midfielder Kelly Acosta, who was taken on Monday by the Rapids in trading with FC Dallas, scored his first goal goal for Colorado in the 82nd minute to tie the game 1-1.

Rooney, just made his second start and fourth appearance for DC United, opened the scoring goal with a goal between the legs of former English Premier League teammates and enemy Howard in the 33rd minute

Rooney took a pass from Luciano Acosta in the box on the right side of the goal and hit his right foot.

It was Rooney's fourth goal against Howard, three times for Manchester United and Howard's goal for Everton.

Acosta scored the equalizer as he hit a Delicious Chip Shop from the arm of DC United goalkeeper David Ousted and into the goal. Striker Jack McBean sent a long cross into the box and Acosta chased him home to deliver his second MLS goal this season.

Acosta had a chance to shoot in the 26th minute, but his penalty kicked off the right post. Edgar Castillo earned the shot when he was replaced by D.C. United's junior Moreno was fouled in the penalty area.

Rooney scored twice in the second half but his 56th-minute shot was blocked by Howard from the left post. Howard then smothered a shot from Rooney

D.C in the 58th minute. United (17 points) is now 2-1-0 in his new stadium, defeating Vancouver 3-1 on July 14 before losing the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday 1-0.

The Rapids dropped to 17 points and have not won since July 1st in Vancouver, since then 0-3-2.

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