Wayne Rooney, the Everton F.C star and the former Manchester United and England football whiz joined MLS club D.C. United. Rooney is the all-time leading goal scorer for Manchester United F.C. and the England National Team, having scored 208 goals in 16 seasons in the English Premier League — the second most in league history.
The 32-year-old, Rooney signed a three-and-a-half year contract and will occupy a Designated Player spot on the club’s roster. The European Premier League icon will make his Major League Soccer debut during the Audi Field inaugural match on July 14 following the Summer Transfer Window’s opening on July 10.
In an interview with MLS Rooney said that “It is fantastic to be joining D.C. United at such an exciting time in the club’s history with the new stadium opening in just a few weeks,” Wayne Rooney said. “Moving to America and MLS fulfills another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give D.C. 100 percent – as I have always done for every team I have ever played for. When I visited earlier this summer I was really impressed with everyone I met connected with the club, and of course the new Audi Field. Now I can’t wait to get on the pitch in a United shirt and join my new teammates to bring success to this club.”
Watch his entire interview here.