Video:Rooney’s one shot that has ruined his entire season.

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Wayne Rooney’s first season in MLS came to a disappointing end on Thursday night as the former England captain missed a penalty in a shootout defeat to Columbus crew in the first round of the playoffs.

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DC United were bottom of the Eastern Conference when Rooney arrived in July, but he inspired to the playoffs after a late-season run of form.

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That upturn led some to believe United could make a deep run in the playoffs but Thursday’s match ended in a 2-2 draw, and Rooney missed the first of his team’s penalties in the shootout. Nick DeLeon and Luciano Acosta were the other men to miss for DC.

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DeLeon had earlier been the hero for DC United after he hit a stunning equaliser with four minutes to go in extra-time. Frederic Brillant has put United up in the 16th minute before Federico Higuain levelled the scores from close range 15 minutes later. Higuain scored again early in extra-time before DeLeon responded.

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The shootout win was familiar for the Crew: they beat Atlanta United in the first round of last year’s playoffs on penalties. They now face the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, with Atlanta United facing New York City FC in the other semi-final.

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