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Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for D.C. United and did so against his former Manchester United teammate, Tim Howard.
Playing in his fourth Major League Soccer game, Rooney — who was named team captain Friday — slipped a shot past Howard to give D.C. United a 1-0 lead against the Colorado Rapids in the 33rd minute at Audi Field.
Rooney and Howard were both with Manchester United from 2004 to 2006, when Howard joined Everton on loan and then permanently in 2007. Rooney, of course, started his Premier League career at Everton, which is also where he last played before joining D.C. United.
D.C. United won the game, 2-1, and have been victorious in two of three games at their new stadium.
In the final moments of the win, Rooney took a blow to the head while defending on a corner kick for the Rapids. Rooney suffered a broken nose and a gash over his left eye that required five stitches, The Washington Post reported.