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D.C. United to host first home playoff game at Audi Field

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D.C. United to host first home playoff game at Audi Field

D.C. United will host its first-ever MLS playoffs at Audi Field this Wednesday or Thursday vs. the Columbus Crew.

United, a fourth seed, clinched its home playoff berth with their 0-0 draw vs. the Chicago Fire on MLS Decision Day.

The addition of Wayne Rooney boosted the team’s enthusiastic fan base and helped D.C. United improve from their dismal start that had the team in last place.


The fourth-seeded United gets a home field advantage over the fifth-seeded Crew in this week’s single-elimination game. United is exponentially better on their home turf, with 14-
wins compared to only one away win this entire season back in May vs. San Jose.

D.C. United has faced the Columbus Crew twice this regular season, once in Columbus which resulted in a 3-1 loss to the Crew, and once at home with a United 1-0 win.

A win Wednesday or Thursday would advance D.C. United to the Eastern Conference Semifinals round.

Wayne Rooney is already a D.C. United hero with incredible, last-second play

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Wayne Rooney is already a D.C. United hero with incredible, last-second play

Wayne Rooney has only been in Washington, D.C. for a few weeks, but he keeps giving fans a reason to love him. 

The 32-year-old former Manchester United star produced a stunningly jaw-dropping sequence for D.C. United on Sunday against Orlando City, and it left soccer fans everywhere in awe.

With the score tied at 2-2, six minutes of extra time were added to the clock, Rooney came up big with a spectacular sequence.

Not only did he chase down Orlando City's Will Johnson for an incredible defensive stop with less than a minute remaining, but he also made it back to midfield to perfectly set up Luciano Acosta's game-winning goal. D.C. United beat Orlando City, 3-2. 

Rooney comes out of nowhere. Look at that tackle!

This is the kind of  sequence you have to watch a couple times because it's truly unbelievable.

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New DC United member Wayne Rooney attends July 4th Nationals game

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New DC United member Wayne Rooney attends July 4th Nationals game

English soccer star Wayne Rooney, who recently signed on to play with DC United, spent his Independence Day at Nationals Park watching the Nats lose to the Red Sox, again.

For the blissfully unaware, the Nationals got stomped by the Red Sox 11-4 on Tuesday night. The Sox finished the sweep yesterday with a 2-0 victory.

Regardless, we're glad he got outside to "enjoy a day at the baseball" before the humidity became unbearable.

The Nationals did add some neat starred-and-striped flair to their already patriotic uniforms for this week's homestand, and had a pretty sick fireworks display after Tuesday's game, so it wasn't all bad. Though Nats fans are understandably disheartened by the Nats' recent slump, Rooney's presence at yesterday's game was undeniably cool. 

The Nationals are 6-18 since June 8, worse than the Mets' previously unsurpassed 7-17 record in that time span.

Washington is gearing up to host this year's MLB All Star Game next week. Meanwhile, Rooney's two-year deal in DC was confirmed last week.

There's a joke in here somewhere about a British soccer star attending a DC team's game on the anniversary of our country's split from Great Britain, but we're not going to force it.

 

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