Acosta's hat trick gives DC United 3-2 win over Orlando City

Acosta's hat trick gives DC United 3-2 win over Orlando City

Orlando, who were looking to break on a risky looking counter attack, were stopped in their tracks by a superb last-ditch sliding tackle from Rooney.

Wayne Rooney has pulled off one of the greatest counter-attacking plays you will see in the game, let alone the MLS.

But Rooney's vigilance prevailed in the situation, and what happened next stunned everyone.

Wayne Rooney was the most high profile victim as Premier League outfit Everton embarked on a major cull. "To be honest, I saw it happen before we took the corner", he added.

"I was thinking, what's he doing?"

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With the score tied at 2-2 in the last of six added minutes and Orlando breaking 3-vs-1 towards an empty goal, Rooney performed an inch flawless sliding tackle to win the ball back, before getting to his feet and driving into the Orlando half.

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But skipper Rooney, in typical Rooney style, showed buckets of heart, determination and guts as he sprinted back to make a game-saving sliding tackle to deny what would have a simple passage through on an empty goal.

"So I managed to just try and anticipate to stay out of the box".

"He was already there too far to tell him to go back".