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Rooney scores on 70-yarder, leads United past Orlando City
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Rooney scores on 70-yarder, leads United past Orlando City

Published Jun. 27, 2019 12:35 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney sent a 70-yard shot over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 10th minute and D.C. United held on for a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday night.

Rooney took advantage of an Orlando giveaway in its attacking half, looked up to see Rowe out of his area and hammered it to the goal line.

D.C. United (8-4-6) snapped a five-game winless stretch — with four draws during the span. Orlando (5-8-3) has just two wins in its last seven games.

Bill Hamid made three saves to get his eighth shutout of the season.


In the first matchup of the season, Rooney set up a goal and scored directly from a free kick to help D.C. United win 2-1 on March 31 in Orlando.


TORONTO (AP) — Atlanta forward Pity Martinez missed a penalty kick moments in extra time after Toronto FC's Alejandro Polzuelo converted one, giving the Reds the victory over United.

Toronto defender Richie Laryea was brought down in the box for a penalty kick, setting up Polzuelo's second goal of the game. Martinez was awarded his second penalty kick of the game when video review showed a hand ball inside the box from defender Nick DeLeon.

Tsubasa Endoh scored in the first minute for Toronto (6-7-4). Martinez tied it in the 17th on his first penalty kick, and Julian Gressel gave United (8-6-2) the lead in the 22nd. Pozuelo tied it at 2 in the 27th.


MONTREAL (AP) — Orji Okwonkwo scored twice in his first game back from a leg injury to help Montreal beat Portland.

Okwonkwo missed the last three games for Montreal (9-3-7) after the injury against Los Angeles FC on May 25. He opened the scoring in the 28th minute and broke a tie in the 66th.

Tomas Conechny scored for Portland (5-8-2) in the 53rd.

The start of the games was delayed 45 minutes because of a thunderstorm.


FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Lucas Venuto scored for Vancouver in second-half stoppage time and the Whitecaps tied FC Dallas to extend their undefeated streak to six games.

Yordy Reyna pulled Vancouver to 2-1 in the 81st. The Whitecaps (4-6-7) overcame a two-goal deficit to tie for the second straight game.

Jesús Ferreira and Ryan Hollingshead scored four minutes apart early in the second half for FC Dallas (7-6-5).


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Valeri Qazaishvili scored a goal in each half in San Jose's victory over Houston.

Qazaishvili opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. After San Jose played a quick corner kick, he flicked it over goalkeeper Joe Willis. In the 75th minute, Tommy Thompson sent a cross through traffic and Qazaishvili created space to slot it past Willis for his third goal of the season.

San Jose (6-6-4) extended its unbeaten streak to five games. Houston (7-5-3) is winless in four games.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko tapped in a deflected cross in the 84th minute and Philadelphia tied New England.

Brandon Bye scored in the 31st minute for New England's first goal directly from a corner kick this season.

Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia is 9-4-5. New England (4-8-5) extended its unbeaten streak to five matches.


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