SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Tarbell had three saves to help the San Jose Earthquakes to a 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old Tarbell had his first clean sheet of the season and the third of his career. It was San Jose’s first shutout in 25 games, dating to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 16.
Nick Rimando had three saves in his sixth shutout of the season for Real Salt Lake (9-9-4).
The Earthquakes (2-12-7) are winless in their last 12 games after a 3-1 victory over Minnesota United on May 12.
Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak, who came in tied for second on the team with five goals this season, left the game due to neck pain in the seventh minute.
RSL has been outscored 25-8 and is 1-8-2 on the road this season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night.
United (4-9-5), who won for just the second time since May 19, took a 2-1 lead on an own goal in the 90th minute when Ulises Segura’s cross deflected off Colorado’s Niki Jackson into the net.
Rooney, the 32-year-old English star who ranks second with 208 career Premier League goals, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. Rooney ran onto a pass from Luciano Acosta and slipped it between the legs of Tim Howard into the net.
Colorado’s Kellyn Acosta, who was acquired in trade with FC Dallas on Monday, chipped a first-timer over goalkeeper David Ousted and inside the near post to make it 1-1 in the 82nd.
The Rapids (4-12-5) are winless in their last five games.