MLS playoff wrap: Wayne Rooney’s DC United career ends with rout; Atlanta keeps title defense alive

Wayne Rooney departed MLS after DC United was humbled by Toronto in further time of their playoff conflict, whereas defending champion Atlanta United superior.

Rooney, sure for Derby County in England, was helpless as DC suffered a 5-1 loss to Toronto after further time within the opening spherical of the MLS postseason Saturday.

The former Manchester United and England captain agreed in August to a player-coach position with Championship outfit Derby forward of his January return to England.

But Rooney’s DC and MLS farewell didn’t go in response to plan after his workforce conceded 4 extra-time objectives away to Toronto at BMO Field.

A dramatic 93rd-minute equalizer from DC’s Lucas Rodriguez had pressured further time after canceling out Marco Delgado’s first-half opener.

However, Toronto erupted in further time as Jonathan Osorio scored a brace whereas Richie Laryea and Nick DeLeon had been additionally on track within the first further interval.

Toronto – MLS Cup champion in 2017 – will now face New York City within the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Atlanta’s hopes of claiming back-to-back MLS titles stay on monitor after edging the New England Revolution, 1-0.

Franco Escobar settled the competition at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the place his 70th-minute aim guided Frank de Boer’s facet to the Eastern Conference semis to play the winner of Sunday’s Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls match.

Elsewhere, the Seattle Sounders survived a seven-goal thriller as they prevailed 4-Three in opposition to Dallas after further time.

A Jordan Morris hat trick, accomplished within the 113th minute, despatched the Sounders by means of to the subsequent spherical, the place they may meet Real Salt Lake within the Western Conference semifinals after Salt Lake’s late 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers.


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