D.C. United’s ‘Wayne Rooney’ Too Much For Columbus Crew SC

Published on April 24, 2019

Columbus Crew SC defended their home stadium against top ranked D.C. United, the winner taking control of first place in the Eastern Conference.

Wayne Rooney scored just outside of the box from a set piece; this would be the only goal of the game as D.C. United won 1-0.

This is the third straight loss for Columbus Crew SC, as they’re now in fifth place for the Eastern Conference.

The Lineups

Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC

Columbus Crew SC:

Photo Courtesy of D.C. United

D.C. United:

Past Matches

  • Crew SC: 19 wins, 55 goals
  • D.C. United: 7 wins, 27 goals
  • 7 draws

Game Recap

First Half

  • Steven Birnbaum received a yellow card in the 4′ for an aggressive tackle from behind.
  • Artur walks off the field with a lower leg injury in the 21′; he re-entered the game at 24′.
Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC Communications
  • Josh Williams receives a yellow card in the 25′, the set piece was just outside of the box.
  • Captain Wayne Rooney scores off the set piece in the 27′ in the lower right hand corner around the wall, D.C. United lead 1-0.

D.C. United lead 1-0 at half.

Second Half

  • Hector Jimenez receives a yellow card in the 69′.
  • Lucas Rodriguez receives a yellow car in the  80′.


Columbus Crew SC: 0 – 1 D.C. United

After dominating the second half, the Crew SC were unable to find the back of the net.

“I don’t know that I’ve been part of a game in all my years of coaching where I’ve been coaching a game and we’ve had as much sustained pressure on a team and not gotten a goal; we dominated the team, especially in the second half.” —Crew SC Head Coach, Caleb Porter

But for Porter, the Crew does not need to be top of the table 9 games, rather, “we need to be the team we need to be at the end of the year.”

Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC Communications

Battle of the Goalkeepers

Two of the best goalkeepers in the MLS faced off with Zack Steffen for Crew SC and Bill Hamid for D.C United. Steffen leads the league in longest shutout streaks with 499 minutes; Hamid is third in that category with 333 minutes.

Both keepers have a league leading 4 shutouts, although Hamid has one more game under his belt than Steffen.

Steffen also leads the league in save percentage at 82.1%, Hamid is in 7th for the category at 72.2%.

Landmarks for Crew SC Players

Hector Jimenez reaches his 100th MLS regular-season start, and Josh Williams makes his 150th regular-season start.

Columbus Crew SC will play at Houston Dynamo April 27 2019 8:30 PM ET.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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