D.C. United Gets Another 3 Points in Win Over Portland
D.C. United got their got their second straight win and this was their fourth consecutive match without a loss tonight, as they beat the Portland Timbers 4-1, with Wayne Rooney scoring two goals. With this win, D.C. United now climbs to 8th place in the Eastern Conference, and now has 24 points.
The scoring started when Portland got their only goal in the 35th minute, which was scored by Lazaro Armenteros. This lead would last only 7 minutes, when Wayne Rooney scored his first goal on a great through ball from Yamil Asad, his second goal in MLS. D.C. United would then score three consecutive goals. The first was scored in the 47th minute by Oniel Fisher, a defenseman they acquired from Seattle in the offseason, scoring his first ever goal in MLS. In the 67th minute, Yamil Asad drew a foul right outside of the box, and Wayne Rooney took a free kick which went right past Jeff Attinella, the Timbers goalie, scoring to make it 3-1 in the 69th minute. The fourth and final goal was scored by Rooney’s substitute, Darren Mattocks in stoppage time, making it 4-1 after Mattocks scored on a breakaway. This would seal the three points for D.C. United.
D.C.’s next game is on Sunday against the New England Revolution at home. New England currently has 29 points and is 7th place in the Eastern Conference. Last time the two clubs played each other, the Revolution won 3-2 at Gillette Stadium. Sunday’s game will be broadcast on FS1 at 7:30, and the match will be played at Audi Field.