WATCH: Wayne Rooney scores his first goal for D.C. United 3 years ago

WATCH: Wayne Rooney scores his first goal for D.C. United

Wayne Rooney is back amongst the goals

Wayne Rooney has scored his first goal since completing a move to Major League Soccer's D.C. United earlier in the summer.

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The former England captain opened the scoring in United's game at home to Colorado Rapids on Saturday night, helping his new team to a 2-1 victory.

The ball played to him on the edge of the area, he evaded a defender's challenge to open up just enough space for a shot from an acute angle, which he slipped through the legs of former Manchester United teammate, Tim Howard.

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Rooney's goal gave United a half-time lead at Audi Field, but an equaliser from Kellyn Acosta with eight minutes of normal time remaining looked to have rescued a draw for the Rapids. However, a stoppage time own goal from Niki Jackson settled the contest in favour of the home team.

Rooney's move to MLS came a year after he returned to boyhood club Everton, the club he left for Old Trafford in 2004.

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He made his bow for his new team as a substitute in their 3-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps two weeks ago, introduced to his new set of supporters by a truly bizarre set of programme notes. Perhaps understandably, given his lack of a preseason, Rooney looked far from sharp in his first start for his new club last week.