DC United, Puebla tie in intense friendly as Rooney, Acosta play 90 minutes

D.C. United celebrate against Puebla

With a 15-day break in MLS play for D.C. United, a friendly against Liga MX's Puebla provided a great chance to continuing building momentum after a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact

The Black-and-Red drew Puebla, 1-1, Wednesday, as Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta both went the full 90 minutes. Rooney hadn't played since picking up a red card Aug. 21 against the New York Red Bulls, while Acosta has started just once since Aug. 4. 

Quincy Amarikwa scored the team's lone goal, with assists going to Leo Jara and Acosta. Puebla currently sit 17th in Liga MX after the opening Apertura matches. D.C. returns to MLS action Sept. 15 at the Portland Timbers.

D.C. United lineup: Chris Seitz; Leonardo Jara, Shane Wiedt, Robert Dambrot, Joseph Mora (Marquinhos Pedroso, HT); Felipe Martins (Russell Canouse, HT), Luciano Acosta, Emmanuel Boateng (Lucas Rodriguez, 60'), Ulises Segura (Gordon Wild, HT); Quincy Amarikwa (Antonio Bustamante, 79'), Wayne Rooney