WASHINGTON — Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night.
United (4-9-5), who won for just the second time since May 19, took a 2-1 lead on an own goal in the 90th minute when Ulises Segura’s cross deflected off Colorado’s Niki Jackson into the net.
Rooney, the 32-year-old English star who ranks second with 208 career Premier League goals, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Rooney ran onto a pass from Luciano Acosta and slipped it between the legs of Tim Howard into the net.
Colorado’s Kellyn Acosta, who was acquired in trade with FC Dallas on Monday, chipped a first-timer over goalkeeper David Ousted and inside the near post to make it 1-1 in the 82nd.
The Rapids (4-12-5) are winless in their last five games.
ATLANTA UNITED 2, IMPACT 1
MONTREAL — Josef Martinez scored his 23rd and 24th goals in MLS-leading Atlanta’s victory over Montreal in a rain-delayed game.
With 11 games left in the regular season, Martinez is only three short of the MLS season record of 27 goals shared by three players. Atlanta (14-4-5) has a four-game unbeaten string.
Ignacio Piatti scored for Montreal (9-13-1). Goalkeeping coach Joel Bats acted as Montreal coach as Remi Garde served a one-game suspension.
Atlanta opened the scoring in the 31st minute. Hector Villalba won a race for a ball down the right flank and crossed a ball in front that defender Rudy Camacho just missed before a leaping Martinez headed it under the crossbar.
The 75-minute rain delay, which started during the intermission, was announced as a thunder shower passed over Saputo Stadium, soaking the field as fans sought shelter under the grandstands.
When play resumed, players were sliding around on the slick grass and Atlanta took advantage on another counter when Jukka Raitala stopped a shot on the goal line, only to see Martinez steal the ball and tap it over the line in the 57th minute.
Piatti scored in the 87th minute.
CREW 3, RED BULLS 2
HARRISON, N.J. — Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to lead Columbus past New York.
Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long’s header, for Columbus (10-7-6). The Crew have won back-to-back games for the first time since winning three in a row in May.
Mensah, a 28-year-old defender, opened the scoring in the seventh minute. New York’s Michael Murillo picked up the ball when he mistakenly thought it was out of bounds, giving Columbus a free kick. Pedro Santos’ entry was headed by Mullins to Mensah for the finish from near the spot.
Mullins ran onto a long feed from Harrison Afful and side-netted a left-footer in the 24th and an own goal by New York’s Sean Davis made it 3-0 in the 31st minute.
Mensah deflected a cross from the Red Bulls’ Daniel Royer into the net early in the second half and Royer’s header in the 69th minute capped the scoring.
The Red Bulls (13-6-2) had their three-game winning streak snapped.
TORONTO FC, FIRE 0
TORONTO — Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Osorio and Sebastian Giovinco scored in the second half in Toronto FC’s victory over Chicago.
Defending champion Toronto (6-11-4) won for the first time at home since May 18. Chicago (6-12-5) has lost five straight and is 1-5-3 in its last nine.
Altidore opened the scoring in the 52nd minute off a rebound. The U.S. star celebrated by taking off his orange boot and pretending to use it as a phone.