Major League Soccer

Rodríguez, Rooney lift DCU past FC Cincy

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CINCINNATI (AP) Lucas Rodriguez had two goals, Wayne Rooney scored his 11th of the season and D.C. United beat expansion FC Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night.

D.C. United (9-5-8) has lost just once in the last eight games to move within one point of first-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference. Cincinnati (5-14-2) had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, curling a shot around goalkeeper Spencer Richey. FC Cincinnati is 0-12-1 when allowing the first goal.

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