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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Wayne Rooney (43', 68')
  • Oniel Fisher (47')
  • Darren Mattocks (90'+1')
  • Samuel Armenteros (34')

Wayne Rooney nets two as D.C. United stays hot to beat Portland Timbers

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D.C. United 4-1 Portland: Red-hot Rooney strikes twice (2:30)

Wayne Rooney scored his second and third MLS goals to lead D.C. United in their come-from-behind victory over the Portland Timbers. (2:30)

Wayne Rooney scored twice to lead DC United to 4-1 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers at Audi Field on Wednesday, extending its unbeaten streak to four matches.

Oniel Fisher and former Timbers forward Darren Mattocks also scored for DC, which has three wins and a tie in its past four games.

Rooney, who tied the match 1-1 late in the first half, followed the go-ahead goal by Fisher in the 47th minute with a free kick over the wall in the 68th minute. Rooney has three goals in seven games for United after scoring 208 goals in the English Premier League for Manchester United and Everton.

Mattocks got his ninth goal in the first minute of stoppage time for the final score.

Samuel Armenteros gave Portland the lead in the 35th minute. The Timbers have lost two straight after a 10-0-5 streak.

Armenteros scored his eighth goal after a cutback pass to him in the middle of the box by Andy Polo, who was the recipient of a pass down the left flank by Sebastian Blanco.

Rooney made it 1-1 in the 43rd minute. He ran into open space for the through ball by Yamil Asad and put a left-footed shot past Jeff Attinella.

Fisher broke a 1-1 tie in the 47th minute as the Jamaican defender scored his first goal in 45 career games with DC.

A midfield lay off by Rooney put Luciano Acosta free for a run to the box, where he fed Fisher on the right channel. Fisher's shot hit the far post before bounding across the line.

Portland stays on the road with a match Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. DC United is home Sunday against the New England Revolution.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 34 +25 62
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +15 59
3 LAFC 34 +16 57
4 FC Dallas 34 +8 57
5 Portland Timbers 34 +6 54
6 Real Salt Lake 34 -3 49
7 LA Galaxy 34 +2 48
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -13 47
9 Houston Dynamo 34 0 38
10 Minnesota United FC 34 -22 36
11 Colorado Rapids 34 -27 31
12 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -22 21

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York Red Bulls 34 +29 71
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +26 69
3 New York City FC 34 +14 56
4 DC United 34 +10 51
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 -2 51
6 Philadelphia Union 34 -1 50
7 Montreal Impact 34 -6 46
8 New England Revolution 34 -6 41
9 Toronto FC 34 -5 36
10 Chicago Fire 34 -13 32
11 Orlando City SC 34 -31 28