Wayne Rooney ‘disappointed, frustrated, embarrassed’ as DC United are thrashed by Philadelphia

DC United manager Wayne Rooney slammed his team’s performance after they were handed a 6-0 thrashing by top-of-the-table Philadelphia Union.

The result leaves Rooney's men bottom of the Eastern Conference and an unassailable 12 points adrift of the play-off places. 

Mikael Uhre, Daniel Gazdag and Cory Burke all chipped in with goals, while Julian Carranza produced a second-half hat-trick.

This was the worst home defeat in 27 MLS regular seasons, and was just one goal short of the club-record loss against the same opponent six weeks ago.

A total of 17,941 fans were in attendance as they watched the thrashing unfold.

After the match, Rooney told reporters: "I thought we started the game really well, a little bit unfortunate to go in two goals down, a silly penalty we gave away. Second half was not acceptable.

"We lost every second ball. We've given the ball away very cheaply, completely unrecognisable from a team which I manage.

"It hurts, we're disappointed, frustrated, embarrassed by the second-half. I hope it hurts them players because I don't ever want to see that again."

Midfielder Victor Palsson, who wore the captain's armband after replacing Steven Birnbaum in defence, added: "We need to look at ourselves in the mirror. Every single one of us and take f*****g responsibility.

"That's just how it is. It's not acceptable. I'm ashamed to be captain today."

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