Christian Benteke scores a stunning BICYCLE KICK as he leads Wayne Rooney’s DC United to third straight win with a 3-0 victory over Charlotte in MLS
- Christian Benteke scored his fifth goal of the season in stunning fashion
- His goal doubled DC’s lead with 15 minutes plus stoppage time remaining
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Christian Benteke doubled DC United’s lead Saturday night in acrobatic fashion, converting a bicycle kick against Charlotte FC as the team won at home.
The goal came in the 75th minute after teammate Andy Najar lumped a ball into the box and Derrick Williams won a header towards Benteke.
Charlotte’s Harrison Afful got to the ball first, but his header went barely ahead of Benteke, and the former Crystal Palace striker adjusted his body to get in the air and score with the overhead kick.
Benteke’s goal came between finishes from Taxi Fountas and Jacob Greene in the 34th and 95th minute respectively.
It was Benteke’s fifth in nine starts this season.
Christian Benteke got airborne to double DC United’s lead vs. Charlotte FC on Saturday
DC United forward Taxi Fountas celebrates with Christian Benteke after scoring a penalty
While Fountas scored from the penalty spot for his second goal of the season, 20-year-old Greene’s goal in second half stoppage time was the first of his budding career.
The win was the third straight for a team that is finding its feet under Wayne Rooney.
After winning one of its first seven games, DC United has beaten Montreal, Orlando and now Charlotte in succession to climb up the table.
Rooney became the team’s manager last July, replacing Hernan Losada, but couldn’t prevent the team from finishing last in the Eastern Conferene.
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