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Rooney joins MLS side D.C. United

Washington, June 29: England and former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has signed for D.C. United of Major League Soccer (MLS) from English Premier League (EPL) club Everton. Rooney, who is United’s all-time top scorer with 253 goals, arrived in the United States on Thursday, and D.C. United announced he has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract. “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,” Rooney said. “Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give D.C. 100 per cent — as I have always done for every team I have ever played for.” IANS