D.C. United took advantage of their own goal in the 90th minute to win a 2-1 win over Colorado Rapids on Audi Field one night when Wayne Rooney made his first MLS goal.
United midfielder Ulises Segura tried to cross the Colorado goal when his passport was deflected by Rapids forward Niki Jackson and past goalkeeper Tim Howard for late points.
Midfielder Kellyn Acosta, acquired by Rapids in a deal with FC Dallas on Monday, made his first goal for Colorado in the 82th minute to make the 1-1.
Rooney just made his second start and fourth appearance for DC United, opened the score with a goal between the legs of the former English Premier League teammate and foe Howard in the 33th minute.
Rooney passed a pass from Luciano Acosta into the right side of the goal and scored with a right foot.
It was Rooney's fourth goal all-time at Howard, scoring three times as he played for Manchester United and Howard was in goal for Everton.
Acosta made the match when placing a delicate chip store outside the arm of DC United goalkeeper David Ousted and into the goal. Forward Jack McBean sent a long cross into the box and Acosta chased it to deliver his second MLS goal this season.
Acosta had a chance to score after 26 minutes, but his penalty kick hit the right post. Edgar Castillo earned the shot when he fouled by D.C. United's Junior Moreno just inside the penalty area.
Rooney had two chances to score in the second half, but his shot 56 minutes was deflected by Howard from the left post. Howard then scored a Rooney shot 58 minutes into the match.
D.C. United (17 points) is now 2-1-0 in his new stadium and defeats Vancouver 3-1 on July 14 before losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Wednesday.
The Rapids fell to 17 points and have not won since July 1 in Vancouver, then 0-3-2 since.