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Rooney stopped in a shootout, Crew advance past United
WASHINGTON (AP) Wayne Rooney was stopped on a shootout attempt in his MLS playoff debut, Nick DeLeon skied D.C. United's final kick over the crossbar and the Columbus Crew beat D.C. United 3-2 on penalty kicks after they tied 2-2 on Thursday night.
Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen denied United's top two scorers in Rooney and Luciano Acosta. Patrick Mullins, who was traded to Columbus from D.C. earlier this year, had a chance to win it, but his penalty shot hit the post and DeLeon wasn't close on the final attempt.
Federico Higuain, Wil Trapp and Niko Hansen converted in the shootout for Columbus. The Crew won a penalty kick shootout on the road in the knockout round for the second straight season. (MORE)
|D.C. Team Stats (Rank)|
|Goals Allowed:||50 (14)|
|Penalty Kick Goals:||4 (14)|
|Shots on Goal:||148 (17)|
|Yellow Cards:||42 (2)|
|Red Cards:||2 (2)|
|No recent injuries|