Soccer Legend Rooney scores for United
CINCINNATI, OH – Richard Dale Pendleton
DC United arrived at Nippert Stadium to square off against FC Cincinnati during a white out in the stands and a 2 game winning streak. Along with a special guest Rose Lavelle of the Women’s World Cup Champions. DC United with Wayne Rooney with a league leading 10 goals is set to press the defense of the FC Cincinnati backs.
In the 15th minute Kendall Watson of Cincinnati gets a yellow card, his 6th of the season.
Watson has a promising header that goes high and off the top cross bar for a goal kick for DC.
In the 32nd minute DC United Brinbaum #15 receives a yellow card.
Wayne Rooney #9 from DC takes a shot that goes high over the top bar.
In the 42nd minute Lucas Rodriguez #11 from DC shoots from inside the top left of the box and scores his third goal of the season.
At halftime the game is almost a draw in the time of possession and shots on goal.
In the 52nd minute a Penalty was called against DC #7 Paul Arriola for handling inside the box. Cincinnati’s number 45 Emmanuel Ledesma takes the kick from the mark and scores.
Score tied 1-1.
Wayne Rooney from DC United receives a yellow card in the 55th minute, apparently he and the center ref were in disagreement over the penalty call. Was this the wakeup call for DC United?
In the 59th minute Lucas Rodriguez #11 DC United scores his second goal of the night, his fourth of the season.
In the 61st minute Cincinnati’s # 6 Leonardo Bertone, receives a yellow card.
Cincinnati’s first sub comes into the match at the 64th minute Fanendo Adi for Rashwan Dally number 81.
Wayne Rooney scores in the 64th minute, his 11th goal of the season and makes the score 3-1 DC United.
In the 71st minute United’s Russell Canouse #4.
In the 73rd minute United’s #7 Paul Arriola scores. Making the score 4-1.
The 76th minute has United’s #8 Ulises Segura coming in the #7 Paul Arriola.
The 78th minute Victor Ulloa #8 Cincinnait in for #15 Allan Cruz.
The 83rd minute United’s #9 Wayne Rooney is subbed with #25 Quincy Amarikwa.
The last of the subs comes in the 84th minute with United’s Jalen Robinson #20 for # 29 Leonardo Jara.
Final Score DC 4 and Cincinnati 1. Making the record for the interim head coach 3-7-0.
Final thoughts on the match, while no one was expecting the same results in their first year in the MLS as they had in their run with USL, FC Cincinnati has room for growth. Too many times during this match, the midfielders and backs were giving too much space for DC United in Cincinnati’s defensive third, and being flat footed. Was it the heat taking a toll late in the second half or is this truly an area of concern?