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Wayne Rooney’s younger brother John has been selected by the New York Red Bulls on the second round of the Major League Soccer draft.
Having already signed with MLS, the younger Rooney worked out for scouts last week in Florida and was taken by the Red Bulls on Thursday.
John is a 20-year-old midfielder who has played for Macclesfield Town in England’s League Two. He joins a roster that includes Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez. (Wall Street Journal)
Now either John Rooney suddenly got a damn sight better or the level of football in the MLS is decidedly low. We are talking about a player who was not given a contract by Huddersfield after a trial last summer. Wonder how he’ll do, will Manchester United go to New York in pre-season? Then we get to see the brothers go head to head.
At 20 John Rooney is still very young and may well end up back in England at a higher level although one would imagine that playing for a club in New York will be incredibly fun also.
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