May 12, 2018
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Wayne Rooney to the MLS: Why is DC United transfer occurring and can he succeed?

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Wayne Rooney to the MLS: Why is DC United transfer occurring and can he succeed?

Rooney has scored 11 objectives in 40 appearances since returning to Everton from Manchester United final summer season

Is Wayne Rooney in line for one ultimate star flip in Main League Soccer?

The Everton ahead has agreed a deal in principle to sign with DC United this summer season.

The potential transfer from Merseyside to Washington DC offers the 32-year-old with an opportunity to make his mark on MLS, but it surely additionally represents of venture for the previous England captain – and for the crew chasing his signature.

DC United: A traditionally profitable crew in the hunt for a renaissance

DC United are coached by former Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Olsen (proper)

United emerged because the dominant facet within the early life of the league, profitable the MLS Cup 4 instances between 1996 and 2004, however they’re now in want of revival.

Regardless of securing all of that silverware, United struggled to maintain tempo after some groups elevated spending within the wake of David Beckham’s arrival at LA Galaxy in 2007 and new enlargement sides with important monetary assets joined the league.

United – presently guided by chief government and Swansea Metropolis co-owner Jason Levien – restricted squad expenditure over the previous few years as they searched and finally secured a location to construct their new $400m (£295m) floor, Audi Subject.

These monetary limitations left head coach – and former Nottingham Forest midfielder – Ben Olsen to depend on a restricted, workmanlike squad with no dependable quantity 9 and to endure via inconsistent campaigns.

United presently rank second backside in whole participant wages at $6.7m (£4.9m), in keeping with data released by the MLS Players’ Association yesterday,