Rooney scored his fifth goal of the season in D.C. United's goal-filled draw with the New York Red Bulls while the Chicago Fire blasted Orlando City.
WASHINGTON — Wayne Rooney's fifth goal of the season put D.C. United ahead in the second half, but Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his third tying goal in the 90th minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 3-3 draw Sunday.
Rooney, a former England captain who made his Major League Soccer debut in July, gave D.C. United a 2-1 lead in the 64th minute when he one-touched Oniel Fisher's cross. Rooney also sent a shot off the crossbar in the 73rd minute, was denied on a breakaway in the 80th and had a corner kick in the second minute of stoppage time that was headed off a post.
Wright-Phillips became the second player in MLS history to score three tying goals in a game after Atlanta forward Josef Martinez last season, and he finished with his first hat trick since May 28, 2016. He scored in the 41st minute with a bicycle-kick goal off a rebound, rolled in a goal in the 76th and redirected a cross for his third goal. Wright-Phillips has 19 league goals, second only to Martinez's 28.
Paul Arriola scored D.C. United's first goal in the 25th, and Luciano Acosta put the hosts ahead with an individual effort in the 87th.
New York (17-7-5) is 8-1-5 against D.C. United (9-11-8) since the start of the 2015 season.
Chicago Fire 4, Orlando City 0
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Nemanja Nikolic scored twice, reaching eight goals in nine games, and the Chicago Fire beat last-place Orlando City 4-0 on Sunday.
Chicago (7-15-6) won for the second time in its last 14 matches. Orlando (7-18-3) has only eight points since May 1.
In the opening minutes, Dax McCarty stole a back-heel pass and played it ahead to Michael de Leeuw, who rolled it across goal for Nikolic's redirection. In the 70th minute, Raheem Edwards intercepted a pass near midfield, dribbled it to the 18-yard box and found a trailing Nikolic for his 14th goal of the season.
Aleksandar Katai made it 2-0 in the 28th. Goalkeeper Joe Bendik had a poor first touch on a back pass and Djordje Mihailovic rolled it across an empty net for Katai's easy finish. De Leeuw, who recently returned from an ACL injury last season, tapped home a redirected corner kick in the 56th.
Chicago goalkeeper Richard Sanchez denied Dominic Dwyer's breakaway shot in the 64th.