Wayne Rooney back in MLS?

Wayne Rooney back in MLS?


D.C. United and its former player, England soccer legend Wayne Rooney, reportedly discussed the team's head coaching position, which is currently vacant. 

The 36-year-old retiree recently coached Derby County in England, but opted to leave the team in June after they were relegated to the Third Division. 

Rooney played for D.C. United in 2018 and 2019, scoring 23 goals in 48 Major League Soccer appearances. According to the league's website, there is interest from both sides in the Englishman returning to Washington, but this time on the sidelines.

D.C. United are without pilot since April, since the Argentinian Hernan Losada was dismissed after just over a season. His assistant Chad Ashton is acting as the acting instructor, but the experiment has not paid off.

The team is deep in the Association of the East and lost their last game, to the Philadelphia Union on Friday, 7-0. “It was an embarrassing performance,” Ashton said after the game, according to MLSsoccer.com.

“They were more competitive, more hardworking, they were better than us, they wanted more than us, he added. I don't have many explanations. It's embarassing. I apologize to the amateurs. I apologize for our management. I apologize for such a poor performance.”