Rooney to make England swansong against US next week

LONDON (AP) — The Football Association will honor Wayne Rooney by allowing the DC United striker to make his 120th and final England appearance against the United States at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15.

The friendly fixture will be called the Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the former Manchester United forward's charitable interests.

Rooney, who joined DC United from Everton earlier this year, retired from international duty in August 2017 as his country's record goal-scorer and having won more caps than any other England outfield player.

"I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again," he said in an FA statement. "I would like to thank (manager) Gareth Southgate and the FA for inviting me back and helping to support my foundation in the process." ?


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