Wayne Rooney has Saturday his first hattrick made in the American Major League Soccer (MLS). The 33-year-old Englishman scored the first three goals scored by DC United in the home game against Real Salt Lake.
Rooney opened the score in the 34th minute with a penalty kick. Seven minutes later, the ex-striker of Manchester United after bad uitverdedigen at the visitors 2-0 with a subtle lobe. In the 65th minute slipped Rooney are third after a nice collective attack. Lucas Rodriguez (76.) and Ulises Segura (80.) convert then the forfaitscore on the board.
Real Salt Lake finished the match with nine after two yellow cards for Jefferson Savarino (45.+3) and Marcelo Silva (67.). Thanks to the victory at DC United, 7 on a 9 leader in the Eastern Conference.
“The first goal and the first red card changed everything. We expected a tough game, but eventually went smoothly tonight,” responded Rooney, who since July 2018 in the MLS soccer. Last season he made twelve goals in twenty matches. “It’s always nice to three times to score, but I am especially happy for the team. It is now the third consecutive match that we are not still in strong position to swallow. Our defense is there.”