Although former England and Manchester United Captain Wayne Rooney is having a hard time in the States he has not failed to score for his club DC even when he has had a hard time since joining the American side last year.
Wayne Rooney has kicked off his first full season in the MLS with an opening day victory over the competition’s reigning champions.
England’s record scorer joined DC United in July, and helped his new team to the MLS Cup Playoffs with 12 goals in 21 games.
He was unable to start the 2019 season with a goal, but still played a key role in United’s 2-0 victory.
DC took the lead in first-half stoppage time, when Atlanta failed to clear Rooney’s corner, as Luciano Acosta’s shot fell for Paul Arriola to score from close range.
Argentine midfielder Acosta then scored the second goal on 58 minutes, although he was aided by a howler from Atlanta’s goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
The swerve on Acosta’s long-range shot completely deceived the former Aston Villa stopper, who was unable to get a hand on the ball as it bounced in front of him and into the net.
Manager Gerardo Martino and star midfielder Miguel Almiron both departed MLS champions Atlanta during the close season, with Frank De Boer now in charge in his first managerial role since his brief spell with Crystal Palace in 2017.
But he was unable to inspire a comeback as DC United comfortably held onto their two-goal advantage.
Rooney has in the recent past found himself at cross roads following his dreaded drinking habits which has seen him ‘part ways with his wife’ and finding himself at the wrong side of the law for being found drunk and driving.