(Video) Wayne Rooney scores opener as DC United suffer Open Cut defeat against New York City

Wayne Rooney scored in DC United’s Open Cup defeat against New York City on Wednesday night at Audi Field.

The former Manchester United striker scored the opening goal shortly after the half hour mark, but New York City equalised six minutes later and grabbed a second to seal the win just before half-time.

Goals in quick succession.

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Rooney took his goal well after being found on the left by a long diagonal pass from his DC United team-mate. Clear in on goal, he chests the ball down towards his feet and strikes the ball with his left past the goalkeeper.

DC United [1]-0 New York City FC – Wayne Rooney 32′ | US Open Cup from r/reddevils

But they tailed from half-time onwards and couldn’t produce the equaliser.

Defeat means FC United have not advanced to the quarter-finals of the Open Cup since 2013, when they won the tournament outright.

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