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MLS: Rooney’s Late Penalty Kick Lifts D.C. United to 1-1 Draw Against Revolution

Wayne Rooney scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute to enable the visiting D.C. United to come away with a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

The draw lifts D.C. United into first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4-4- record (25 points), one point ahead of the Philadelphia Union.

Rooney’s goal, his eighth of the season, came after a penalty was awarded due to a hand ball in the Revolution box.

The Revolution goal came after midfielder Juan Agudelo scored in the 61st minute.

The Revolution played the last 43 minutes of the game shorthanded (34 regulation, nine stoppage) after keeper Matt Turner was awarded a red card for crashing into Rooney.

The game marked the third game for Revolution interim coach Mike Lapper, a stretch in which the Revolution went 1-0-2. Bruce Arena will take over coaching duties next week.

D.C. United took 21 shots, with five of them being on goal. New England took 14 shots with only two being on goal.

ESPN FC match report
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533247

MLS match report
https://www.dcunited.com/post/2019/05/26/recap-dc-united-take-possession-first-place-ec-after-1-1-draw