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