Wayne Rooney’s MLS suspension extended to a second match

Wayne Rooney will miss a second DC United match after MLS extended his suspension for violent conduct.

Rooney, 33, was sent off during United’s 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 21 when a VAR review focused on an off-the-ball incident involving Rooney and Cristian Casseres Junior.

Rooney was judged to have made contact with Casseres’ face, and he served the first game of his suspension Sunday as United lost, 3-1, to the Philadelphia Union.

With MLS opting to increase the ban, Rooney, who has scored 11 goals in 25 league appearances for United this season, will now miss Saturday’s trip to face the Montreal Impact as well.

There are just five games remaining in the MLS regular-season schedule, and United is fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.

The former England striker will leave United at the end of the year as he heads to Derby County in England, where he will assume a player-coach role.

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