Rooney not ‘on holiday’ in MLS

Wayne Rooney scored a stunning free-kick for DC United

Wayne Rooney scored a stunning free-kick for DC United

Rooney, England and Manchester United's all-time record goalscorer, confirmed his move to MLS in June after a season with Everton in the Premier League.

Rooney raced half the length of the field to win the ball, then launched a long ball into the area met by Luciano Acosta, who nodded home the game victor in the fifth minute of injury time. The Timbers have lost two on the spin after going unbeaten in their previous 15 matches.

Rooney produced a moment of magic last week, winning a last-ditch tackle to prevent a certain goal before teeing up teammate Luciano Acosta for a dramatic 96th-minute victor in a 3-2 MLS victory over Orlando City.

After Portland took the lead on Samuel Armenteros' 35th-minute strike, Rooney scored the equalizer shortly before halftime, finding open space to receive a through ball from Yamil Asad and firing a left-footed shot past an on-rushing Jeff Attinella.

DeAndre Hopkins kicked out of practice for fight
Hopkins wasn't happy that Ward knocked his helmet off, and then went to knock the ball out of his hands after making the catch. The San Francisco 49ers are in Houston this week in advance of their preseason bout with the Texans on Saturday, Aug. 18.

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.

His exploits on Sunday went some way toward keeping DC United's slim MLS Cup playoff hopes alive. Fisher's shot hit the far post before bounding across the line.

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