MLS play-offs: Wayne Rooney a ‘mountainous plus’ for DC United despite heavy defeat – BBC Sport

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MLS play-offs: Wayne Rooney a ‘mountainous plus’ for DC United despite heavy defeat – BBC Sport

Wayne Rooney takes a corner for DC United

Wayne Rooney takes a nook for the length of his closing game for DC United towards Toronto

Wayne Rooney has been hailed as a “mountainous plus” for the length of his time at DC United, after the conventional England captain played his closing MLS game.

Rooney, 33, who will switch to Derby County in a player-coach plan in January, noticed his MLS occupation advance to an conclude as DC suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat by Toronto FC within the play-offs.

The striker returns to England after 18 months in Washington.

“Wayne has helped us in a mountainous capacity,” DC United supervisor Ben Olson said.

However club captain Rooney, United’s high scorer with 11 objectives, may well well perhaps also now not prevent one more play-off flop as DC didn’t progress from the Jap Convention semi-closing for the 2d season running.

DC had pressured past peculiar time after a 93rd-minute Lucas Rodriguez plan cancelled out Marco Delgado’s first-half strike.

However the dwelling aspect dominated past peculiar time, scoring four objectives in a blistering 12-minute spell and DC’s unpleasant night became total when Paul Arriola became sent off gradual on.

Toronto will play Modern York Metropolis FC within the Jap Convention closing on Wednesday for an opportunity to play for the MLS title on 10 November.

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