Wayne Rooney scores first MLS goal, DC United beats Rapids

Rooney ran onto a pass from Luciano Acosta and slipped it between the legs of Tim Howard into the net.

D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney celebrates his first MLS goal during the first half of a soccer match against the Colorado Rapids in Washington.   -  AP

Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night.

United (4-9-5), which won for just the second time since May 19, took a 2-1 lead on an own goal in the 90th minute when Ulises Segura’s cross deflected off Colorado’s Niki Jackson into the net.

Rooney, the 32-year-old English star who ranks second with 208 career Premier League goals, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Rooney ran onto a pass from Luciano Acosta and slipped it between the legs of Tim Howard into the net.

Colorado’s Kellyn Acosta, who was acquired in trade with FC Dallas on Monday, chipped a first-timer over goalkeeper David Ousted and inside the near post to make it 1-1 in the 82nd.

The Rapids (4-12-5) are winless in their last five games.

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