Wayne Rooney scores stunning set-piece winner for DC United

Wayne Rooney rolled back the years as his stunning 30-yard free-kick earned DC United a 1-0 home win over Toronto.

The former England captain bent a glorious effort over the wall and into the top corner in the 18th minute, his 10th goal of the Major League Soccer season.

Victory strengthened United’s hold on a play-off spot in the Eastern Conference.

Sporting Kansas City scored four times inside the final half-hour to come from 1-0 down to win 4-1 at the Vancouver Whitecaps, whose play-off hopes now hang by a thread.

Trailing to Felipe’s 43rd-minute goal, the visitors levelled through Yohan Croizet before Daniel Salloi put them ahead eight minutes from time.

At the death Gianluca Busio added a third and Salloi made it four.

The Seattle Sounders also won away, triumphing 2-1 at Orlando City to seal their place in the play-offs.

Goals from Victor Rodriguez and Handwalla Bwana had them two up after only 13 minutes, with Dominic Dwyer pulling one back in the second half for the hosts.

Football Paradise Staff Reporter

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