Wayne Rooney has hat trick, DC United routs Real Salt Lake

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Published 7:27 p.m. ET March 16, 2019 | Updated 12:50 a.m. ET March 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney had a hat trick and added an assist to help D.C. United beat nine-man Real Salt Lake 5-0 on Saturday night.

Rooney converted a penalty to open the scoring in the 34th minute. Marcelo Silva brought down Paul Arriola in the 18-yard box and the penalty was confirmed after video review. Rooney chipped a shot into the right corner in the 35th minute, and made it 3-0 in the 65th.

Lucas Rodriguez scored in the 76th and Ulises Segura capped the scoring in the 80th.

Bill Hamid had his third shutout in three games for D.C. United (2-0-1).

Real Salt Lake dropped to 1-1-1. Jefferson Savarino was shown red in first-half stoppage time for a high kick, and received a second yellow card and was sent off in the 67th minute.

GALAXY 3, MINNESOTA UNITED 2

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos and Chris Pontius scored first-half goals and Los Angeles held on to beat Minnesota.

Dos Santos scored on a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 36th minute. Osvaldo Alonso conceded the penalty, taking down Uriel Antuna in the 18-yard box. Chris Pontius doubled the lead for the Galaxy…

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