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FC CincinnatiFCC
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D.C.DC
 0-1L. Rodríguez  42'
E. Ledesma (p) 54' 1-1 
 1-2L. Rodríguez  59'
 1-3W. Rooney  64'
 1-4P. Arriola  73'
DCL. Rodríguez  42' 0-1
FCCE. Ledesma (p) 54' 1-1
DCL. Rodríguez  59' 1-2
DCW. Rooney  64' 1-3
DCP. Arriola  73' 1-4
HT: 0-1
Nippert Stadium (Attendance: 28,774)
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
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Rodríguez scores 2 goals, Rooney gets 11th, United wins

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CINCINNATI (AP) Lucas Rodriguez had two goals, Wayne Rooney scored his 11th of the season and D.C. United beat expansion FC Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night.

D.C. United (9-5-8) has lost just once in the last eight games to move within one point of first-place Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference. Cincinnati (5-14-2) had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, curling a shot around goalkeeper Spencer Richey. FC Cincinnati is 0-12-1 when allowing the first goal.

Rodriguez gave United a 2-1 lead on a deflected shot from distance in the 59th. Rooney made it 3-1 in the 64th and Paul Arriola capped it in the 73rd - both on breakaways.

Emmanuel Ledesma tied it at 1 in the 54th on a penalty kick after Arriola's hand ball in the box. Kendall Waston had a header strike the crossbar in the 25th.

Updated July 18, 2019

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