England to honor DC United's Wayne Rooney in friendly vs


The reward is a 120th cap for Rooney, and it is hoped the fixture will raise more than £500,000 for various charities, including the player's own Wayne Rooney Foundation.

The former Manchester United and Everton striker went to make another three appearances for England before calling time on his global career on August 23, 2017.

"But I keep hearing managers and players complaining that there is too much football".

"I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process".

According to the Mirror, Cristiano said to Goalhanger films: "For me the power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength.He never stops, he always runs, helps the team".

In the same summer that Ronaldo sealed a £100m switch to Juventus, Rooney signalled the final throes of his career by joining Major League Soccer side DC United. "It's fitting the match will be against the United States of America".

Rooney will be keen to go out on a high against his adopted country having missed a penalty in DC United's shootout defeat to Columbus Crew in the first round of the play-offs on Thursday night.

He had not been at his best for the previous year of his worldwide career and it was the right time to call it a day.

"England's fixture against the US is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend's charitable interests".

Rooney retired from worldwide football after turning down a call-up to the Three Lions squad for World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia in late 2017.

England have confirmed that their all-time record-goalscorer Wayne Rooney will make a farewell appearance against the US next week.

Including him against the U.S., so close to England's important Uefa Nations League fixture against Croatia a few days later, means that the occasion can turn into the "Wayne Rooney Show" and become a distraction.

"Wayne is England's record goalscorer and had a superb global career".

"Wayne Rooney finished with England, Gareth Southgate moved on and I don't agree with this at all".