Rooney's brother joins MLS

2011-01-05 17:33
Wayne Rooney (File)
New York - Major League Soccer announced the signing of an England playmaker named Rooney on Tuesday, but it's John Rooney, Wayne's 20-year-old brother, who is set to play in America later this year.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney's younger brother, pegged as a midfielder, will take part at the MLS five-day combine along with other prospects starting Friday at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

John Rooney spent time with the MLS Seattle Sounders last season as well as the Portland Timbers, who have joined Vancouver as new MLS clubs this year.

The younger Rooney, who will be available for selection at the MLS draft of unclaimed talent on January 13 at Baltimore, has played for England's low-level Macclesfield Town and had a test with England's Derby County in 2009.

Vancouver has the top draft pick followed by Portland, D.C. United, Chivas USA and Philadelphia.

Other global prospects taking part in the combine workouts include Ecuadoran forward Victor Estupinan, Argentine midfielder Martin Rivas, Uruguayan midfielder Paolo Cardozo and Ecuadoran midfielder Marlon Ganchozo.


Read more on:    epl


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring


6 impressive camping tips

Check out these great tips that will make your camping experience so much better!


Where were you when you last felt alive?

Free outdoor yoga classes
Watch: 5 skills to improve your BMX riding
Action camera for all occasions
Tips on how to set your fitness goals
Love 2 Meet

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs

Who is the best new player in the English Premiership this season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.