Rooney to make England farewell appearance against USA

Rooney to make England farewell appearance against USA

Rooney to make England farewell appearance against USA

It comes after Rooney's impressive maiden campaign in MLS, where the striker helped steer DC United from bottom of the Eastern Conference to the play-offs with 12 goals in a late-season run.

This month's worldwide friendly with U.S. offers the ideal opportunity for Rooney to make a one-off return in the fund-raising game at Wembley, and the FA have now confirmed that Southgate will include him in his forthcoming squad.

Wayne Rooney will play for England again. Rooney, who will be making his 120th appearance for his country, called time on his England career just as new manager Gareth Southgate was putting his faith in younger player towards the start of his tenure.

Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, D.C. United Co-Chairman, said, "As a club, we are thrilled that Wayne will be honoured by the English FA after such a historic and record-setting career for the Three Lions. It's fitting that the match will be against the U.S. and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game".

The worldwide friendly, set to take place on November 15, has been dubbed The Wayne Rooney Foundation global and some of the proceeds from the game will go towards the Manchester United great's charity.

Rooney's 120th cap will come more than 14 months after initially calling time on his global career, but Sky Sports News understands reports suggesting he will also be made captain for the game are wide of the mark.

He will not be a part of England's squad for a Nations League clash against Croatia at Wembley three days after the United States game.

Rooney's last appearance for England came in November 2016 in a 3-0 victory over Scotland.

Having made his worldwide debut in 2003 as England's youngest ever player, Rooney surpassed Bobby Charlton as his country's leading scorer in 2015.

The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.

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