BSP-02 Rooney fires D.C. United to top as Crew downed

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Rooney fires D.C. United to top as Crew downed

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – Wayne Rooney fired DC United to the
top of Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference standings on Wednesday,
scoring the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Columbus Crew.

Former Manchester United and England star Rooney curled home a low free-
kick in the 27th minute to give United all three points and their first win
in Columbus since 2007.

The victory leaves United three points clear of second-placed Montreal
Impact at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with 17 points from
nine games.

Montreal kept pace with United after a 3-0 away win against the New England
Revolution.

Shamit Shome opened the scoring for Montreal in the 79th minute, tapping
home a close-range effort after a horrendous blunder by Revs goalkeeper Cody
Cropper, who spilled what should have been a straightforward save.

Anthony Jackson-Hamel added a late brace for Montreal, with goals in the
85th and 90th minutes.

Elsewhere Wednesday, Argentinian striker Valentin Castellanos scored in the
ninth minute to hand New York City FC a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire at
Yankee Stadium.

The 20-year-old from Mendoza slid home a perfect low pass from Brazilian
forward Heber to give City all three points to move them into seventh spot in
the Eastern Conference.

BSS/AFP/FI/ 0825 hrs