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MLS: Rooney’s DC United are thrashed SIX-NIL by Philadelphia

Wayne Rooney’s DC United are thrashed SIX-NIL by MLS Conference Eastern Conference leader Philadelphia as his side go five games without scoring… piling the pressure on Christian Benteke next week!

  • DC United only mustered two shots on goal in the embarrassing loss Saturday
  • The defeat marks the fifth straight for the team who has not won in all of August 
  • DC currently have the least amount of points in all of Major League Soccer 
  • Christian Benteke is still awaiting his work visa in order to play for his new team

DC United did exactly what fans have become accustomed to seeing them do this season and unfortunately that’s losing… in this case very badly.

DC lost 6-0 to the MLS Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union. The loss marks the fifth straight defeat for United, and seventh loss in the last eight games.

When Wayne Rooney recently took the managerial job at United, he knew that he had long road ahead of him to build something out of MLS’s worst team. 

DC United defender Jose Alfaro sits on the ground dejected after suffering 6-0 defeat

Wayne Rooney walks off following his team suffering its fifth straight defeat Saturday night

Wayne Rooney walks off following his team suffering its fifth straight defeat Saturday night

Aside from not winning in five straight games DC have not even scored a goal in the five straight games.

Along with brining in Rooney as manager United also signed former Liverpool and Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke to lead the team’s attack but that hasn’t gone to plan either.

Benteke was hoping to make his debut in Saturday’s game against the Union but that was unable to happen while he still awaits his work visa.

The new target for his debut is August 28 against Atlanta United and the pressure will be on the new forward to deliver.

New signing Christian Benteke is still awaiting his work visa to play with DC United

New signing Christian Benteke is still awaiting his work visa to play with DC United

United have eight games left to try to salvage something before the season ends but the recent run of results already has intensified the scrutiny on the new manger.

Beyond that it already places a large amount of pressure on the team’s new star signing before he has even been able to take part in his first practice.

MLS fans and more importantly United fans will expect immediate results once he suits up, hoping to at least see the team score, if not string together a few wins.

Playoffs are absolutely out of the question for DC this season but the team could at least put together enough results to not finish with the lowest points total in the league. 

A fan threw a roll of toilet paper onto field in disgust after watching United lose another game

A fan threw a roll of toilet paper onto field in disgust after watching United lose another game

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