Match Report: DCU 5-0 RSL

Just going to open with I was unfortunate to not be well enough to watch the game, but I have caught up on the highlights.

DC United Lineup

Courtesy of @dcunited twitter

Match Statistics

DCU RSL
22Shots on Goal4
7Shots on Target2
57%Possession43%
87%Passing Accuracy81%
4Chances Created1
5Corners0
11Fouls13
0Offsides0
3Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards2

From watching the highlights, it certainly looked one sided. From the midfield to the forwards, they all looked comfortable on the ball, passing well, pressing high up the pitch like they did against Atlanta United, which led to one of Rooney’s goals. Coupled with the fact that RSL had two players sent off, it was pretty much a given that DCU were going to win this match. Because I’ve been unable to watch the game and give you my thoughts, I’m going to bring some thoughts from around the web.

dcunited.com’s player notes

  • Wayne Rooney scored a penalty kick goal in the 34th minute after Paul Arriola drew a foul in the box. It was his first goal of the 2019 MLS Season.
  • Rooney scored a second goal in the 41st minute. It was his fifth multi-goal performance in 23 regular season games for the Black-and-Red.. 
  • Leonardo Jara assisted Rooney’s second goal. It was his first assist in MLS and with United. 
  • Wayne Rooney scored a third goal in the 65th minute to record his first hat-trick for the Black-and-Red.
  • Lucas Rodríguez scored in the 76th minute. It was his first career goal for United.
  • Ulises Segura scored his first goal of the 2019 season in the 80th minute.
  • Júnior Moreno assisted on two goals in the win; he now leads United with three assists. 
  • Goalkeeper Bill Hamid recorded his third straight clean sheet in the win; his 57th career shutout.
  • RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando played his final regular season match in D.C., where he starred for United from 2002-2006.

Match reports from around the web

Black And Red United

ESPN.co.uk

BBC Sport

Mirror.co.uk

Match Clips

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