DC United came after twenty minutes still on the lead through Frédéric Brillant, but Federico Higuain pulled the stand soon right again. The brother of the Argentine topschutter Gonzalo Higuain (AC Milan), Columbus Crew at the beginning of the renewal is also on edge, but Nick DeLeon brought DC United in the 116th minute alongside.
The necessary penalty shoot-out missed Rooney as first, later followed by team-mate Luciano Acosta. Because two players of Columbus Crew fell from 11 metres, was DeLeon the chance to get DC United in the race to keep up. He shot however high.
Rooney exchanged in the summer, the Premier League, where he played for Everton for Major League Soccer. With twelve goals and seven assists, he led DC United from the last place in the competition for a place in the play-offs. “It is disappointing that we in it via penalty shoot-out losses, but as a team we can be very proud of what we have in a few months have achieved”, said the topschutter all times of England. ,,We want to be here next season to build on.”
Two other European stars of yesteryear in the MLS, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger, missed, respectively, with LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire participation in the play-offs.