BSP-02 Canouse goal lifts D.C. United to win, playoff position

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Canouse goal lifts D.C. United to win, playoff position

WASHINGTON, Oct 14, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Russell Canouse’s 86th-minute header
lifted D.C. United to a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas Saturday and into MLS Cup
playoff position with three matches remaining.

D.C. United stretched their unbeaten streak to seven matches and moved a
point ahead of Montreal into sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
They have a game in hand over the Impact.

Dallas remained atop the tight Western Conference despite seeing their six
game unbeaten run end.

Dallas lead second-place Los Angeles FC by one point, and both teams will
play third-placed Sporting Kansas City over their final two games.

Wayne Rooney, the former England captain whose arrival in July has sparked
D.C.’s late-season surge, had perhaps the best of the team’s chances prior to
Canouse’s goal.

But his shot in the opening minutes went wide, and his curling, long-range
free kick just over an hour in was saved by diving Dallas goalkeeper Jesse
Gonzalez.

Rooney’s free kick from the sideline in the 86th led to a shot by Canouse
that bounced off the crossbar. The midfielder got a second chance and his
header made it over the line for his first Major League Soccer goal.

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