D.C. United Beat Colorado Rapids 3-2 on the Road
Colorado Rapids 2 (0-5-2, 2 points) v. D.C. United 3 (4-1-2, 14 points)
2019 MLS Regular Season
April 13, 2019 - Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
D.C. United made five changes to the lineup that started in the 0-0 draw against Montreal on April 9 (Wayne Rooney, Lucas Rodríguez, Chris Durkin, Donovan Pines, Jalen Robinson)
Donovan Pines made his MLS debut for the Black-and-Red; he recorded his first assist in the 35th minute.
Steven Birnbaum recorded his first assist of 2019 in the 35th minute.
Luciano Acosta scored his second goal of 2019 with a 35th minute equalizer.
Lucas Rodríguez scored his second goal of 2019 in the 43rd minute; he also recorded his second assist of 2019 in the 38th minute.
Chris Durkin scored his first career MLS goal in the 38th minute.
Chris Durkin and Jalen Robinson made their first starts of 2019.
Wayne Rooney returned to the starting XI after serving a one-game suspension for a red card against LAFC on April 6.
D.C. United started four Homegrowns (Bill Hamid, Chris Durkin, Donovan Pines, Jalen Robinson).
United are 21-13-10 against Colorado all time.
The Black-and-Red are 8-10-4 against the Rapids on the road.
The Black-and-Red recorded back-to-back road wins for the first time since 2017; a 3-1 win against Atlanta on April 30 and a 1-0 win against Vancouver on May 27.
Wayne Rooney and former teammate Tim Howard played their last MLS Regular Season matchup; Howard will retire at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
D.C. United scored three goals on the road for the first time since the 4-4 draw against Toronto on June 13, 2018.
Goals by Half
D.C. United Lineup:
Bill Hamid; Steven Birnbaum, Donovan Pines, Jalen Robinson (Frédéric Brillant 71'); Chris Durkin, Júnior Moreno; Ulises Segura (Russell Canouse 73') , Luciano Acosta (Quincy Amarikwa 90'+3'), Paul Arriola; Lucas Rodríguez, Wayne Rooney
Unused Substitutes: Akeem Ward, Griffin Yow, Chris Seitz, Zoltán Stieber
Colorado Rapids Lineup:
Tim Howard, Sam Vines, Tommy Smith, Kofi Opare, Keegan Rosenberry, Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett (Andre Shinyashiki 67'), Jack Price (Nicolas Mezquida 57'), Benny Feilhaber, Kei Kamara, Diego Rubio (Dillon Serna 86')
Unused Substitutes: Clint Irwin, Sebastian Anderson, Axel Sjoberg, Deklan Wynne
Referee: Chris Penso
Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman, Chris Elliott
Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan
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