MLS Classics: The Wayne Rooney-Luciano Acosta show in DC-Orlando from 2018

Wayne Rooney’s season-and-half with D.C. United produced plenty of memorable moments, but few topped an Aug. 12, 2018 meeting at Audi Field against Orlando City. Watch the full-match replay above.

In only the Black-and-Red’s fourth match at their new soccer stadium, Rooney firmly announced that he meant business in MLS in a game that in many ways helped to catapult D.C. United to an Audi MLS Cup Playoffs berth in 2018. 

Somewhat lost in Rooney’s heroics was a memorable performance from Luciano Acosta, the other half of the #LuchoRoo dynamic duo. Their partnership helped steer in D.C.’s new era, with Rooney later developing a penchant for chipping Orlando City's goalkeeper.

The starting lineups for the match can be found below.

You can also find the full schedule of MLS Classics matches here, and they can be viewed on YouTube, Facebook, MLSsoccer.com and the official MLS app.

Lineups

D.C. United (4-1-4-1, right to left): David Ousted -- Oniel Fisher, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Joseph Mora -- Russell Canouse -- Zoltan Stieber, Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta, Yamil Asad -- Wayne Rooney

Orlando City (5-4-1, right to left): Joe Bednik -- Chris Mueller, Scott Sutter, Shane O'Neill, Amro Tarek, Mohamed El-Munir -- Will Johnson, Cristian Higuita, Oriol Rosell, Tony Rocha -- Dom Dwyer

 

 

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