Micheal Azira

Uganda Cranes midfielder Michael Azira and colleagues at MLS side Montreal Impact played out a goalless draw against Wayne Rooney’s D.C United on Wednesday.

Michael Azira

Azira who didn’t start the match made his sixth appearance in six, a milestone since the season started.

Azira came in the 80th minute for Saphir Taïder and played 10 minutes of the match in which D.C United’s English striker Rooney served a suspension.

Rooney was shown a red card in D.C.’s 4-0 home defeat against Los Angeles FC on Saturday.

Montreal’s Zachary Brault-Guillard, on loan from French Ligue 1 club Lyon, forced home keeper Bill Hamid into the first serious save after a surging run on 55 minutes.

In response, former Boca Juniors attacker Lucho Acosta twice fired wide as the Red-and-Black pushed forward to break the deadlock.

But defences ended on top at Audi Field with D.C. United moving up to second in the Eastern Conference, while Montreal remain seventh.

Montreal Impact now face Eastern conference leaders Columbus Crew, a side that has lost once in their last five games, the other four, all wins.