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Rooney Joins MLS Club DC United From Everton

Rooney Joins MLS Club DC United From Everton

Former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has joined American Major League Soccer (MLS) club DC United from boyhood club Everton on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
DC United confirmed Rooney’s signing on their official website on Thursday.
“D.C. United announce they have reached an agreement to sign international soccer superstar Wayne Rooney on a permanent transfer,” a statement on the club’s website reads.
“Rooney, who was most recently with Everton F.C., is the all-time leading goalscorer 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.
“He is expected to make his United debut in the inaugural match at Audi Field on July 14 at 8:00 PM ET against the Vancouver Whitecaps.”
Speaking on his move, the 32-year-old forward said: “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.”
“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.”

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