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Wayne Rooney endures brutal collision in DC United draw

New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner collides with D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney during the second half at Gillette Stadium

Bob DeChiara

USA TODAY Sports

Former Manchester United and Everton star suffered a collision with New England Revolution goalie, something Rooney described like a car crash.

Wayne Rooney was the big hero and the reason why DC United took back the top spot of the Eastern Conference after earning one point against New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

However, the Black and Red captain also was the central piece of a brutal collision with the NE Revolution goalkeeper, Matt Turner which earned him a straight red card after the incident, one that Rooney claimed to feel like 'being in a car crash.'

The 33-year-old striker was taken out in an ugly coming-together outside the area, an action that could've ended up being far worse for the Washington side, but Rooney managed to compose himself and even score the late goal to level up the scoreboard for his team.

Rooney talked about the incident saying, "It was like being in a car crash, it's a misjudgment by the goalkeeper, the referee got the decision right. But these things happen; he meant no harm; he just misjudged it.'

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Referee David Gantar awarded a spot-kick for DC after the VAR, reviewed the play at the 90th minute, an opportunity that Rooney took and smashed the ball into the top left.

Rooney's late goal for the 1-1 result against the Revs, besides Philadelphia Union home loss, left DC United all alone atop the Eastern Conference in week 13 with 25 points.