A 5-0 victory over the Montreal Impact gave D.C. United a massive three points as they hunt for a playoff spot. Here are three things we learned.
It was goals galore for D.C. United on Saturday night against the Montreal Impact. A 5-0 victory saw the hosts earn a massive three points against a club that entered the fixture five points ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings.
Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola were instrumental in the win. Both players scored a brace in the second half to help D.C. pull away from the Impact.
Luciano Acosta had a goal in the 17th minute to open the scoring. The midfielder contributed three assists as well to cap off a fantastic performance.
Bill Hamid was deserving of the clean sheet in net. The 27-year-old American made some key saves in the first half to keep D.C. ahead at halftime.
Here are three things we learned from the staggering D.C. United victory.
3. Rooney and Arriola find the goalscoring touch
For the second consecutive match, Paul Arriola and Wayne Rooney found the back of the net for D.C. United. The duo took full advantage of the opportunities that fell to them and were clinical in their finishing.
After last week’s draw with the New York Red Bulls, these two showed up for their club to keep them in a position to stay in the playoff race. Rooney’s shift inside and near-post finish was particularly pleasing, and he has helped revolutionise this attack in a way that few perhaps believed possible when he first arrived in the summer.
Although these two found the back of the net, you can’t take away from the play of Acosta down the stretch. His pinpoint passing was a big reason why the goals came in droves for D.C.