Wayne Rooney scores a handsome free-kick winner while DC United Columbus beats Crew

Wayne Rooney scores a handsome free-kick winner, while DC United Columbus Crew moves forward to stay at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference

  • The free kick from Wayne Rooney gave DC United a 1-0 win at Columbus Crew
  • His low blow through the wall proved the difference in meeting MLS
  • DC United remains the top of the Eastern Conference nine games in the season

Wayne Rooney's clever free kick was enough for DC United to defeat Columbus Crew and maintain their lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference.

The 27-minute set piece, Rooney & # 39; s fifth goal of the season, was placed low by the defensive wall and in the bottom corner to control the match.

It was the fourth set-piece goal of the former English captain during his time playing in Major League Soccer.

Wayne Rooney scored DC United & # 39; s free-kick winner because they won 1-0 at Columbus Crew

Wayne Rooney scored DC United & # 39; s free-kick winner because they won 1-0 at Columbus Crew

It was Rooney & # 39; s fifth goal in nine games for DC United during the early phases of the season

It was Rooney & # 39; s fifth goal in nine games for DC United during the early phases of the season

It was Rooney & # 39; s fifth goal in nine games for DC United during the early phases of the season

DC United, whose fortune was transformed when Rooney, 33 years old, joined Everton in June last year, seems to be placing a title bid this season.

They gained 17 points from their first nine games, won five and are currently three points ahead of Montreal Impact at the top of the division.

The 1-0 win on Wednesday evening was their first win at Columbus since August 18, 2007, ending a win-free extension of 11 games.

Rooney gets into a fight with referee Ismail Elfath during Wednesday's win

Rooney gets into a fight with referee Ismail Elfath during Wednesday's win

Rooney gets into a fight with referee Ismail Elfath during Wednesday's win

The former captain of England had a good start to the season when DC placed a title bid

The former captain of England had a good start to the season when DC placed a title bid

The former captain of England had a good start to the season when DC placed a title bid

DC goalkeeper Bill Hamid retained his fifth free throw of the season and saved Justin Meram & # 39; s short-range shot in the 54th minute to secure the win.

Rooney and his team make the trip to Minnesota United for their next game on Sunday.

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