Toronto FC go off in extra time to send Rooney packing
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Toronto FC scored four goals in extra time to snuff out D.C. United's brief hopes of a comeback, coming away with a 5-1 win Saturday at BMO Field and ending Wayne Rooney's time in MLS in the process.

Richie Laryea, Jonathan Osorio, and Nick DeLeon all scored in a 13-minute flurry to send TFC to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Osorio played a starring role, scoring twice.

The result ends Rooney's short MLS career. The 33-year-old said prior to the postseason that the 2019 campaign would be his last in the league.

Lucas Rodriguez gave D.C. United a reason to believe, scoring in the 93rd minute to cancel out Marky Delgado's opening goal and send the first-round playoff match to extra frames.

But the late equalizer failed to galvanize the visitors.

Toronto will now do battle with New York City FC at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Greg Vanney's side hadn't won a playoff game since lifting the MLS Cup in 2017. After missing the postseason in 2018, it hit another rough patch in May, going winless over the next eight matches.

TFC rebounded and finished the campaign in fourth in the East, ahead of D.C. United only on goal difference.

Toronto FC go off in extra time to send Rooney packing
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