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The former England captain was in the US capital to complete his move from Everton to DC United, and, ever the good sport, he stopped by a German-themed beer garden in Washington DC to greet England fans watching the match.
He didn’t stick around to watch the match in full – but you couldn’t blame him, as he was accosted by fans for the whole seven minutes that he was there. Check out a clip of his arrival at the pop-up, which was set-up by the British and Belgian embassies in the city, below.
— Bobby Trosset (@BobbyWBAL) June 28, 2018
Rooney signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the MLS club on Thursday, after a remarkable 16-year stint in the Premier League. DC United are the eastern conference’s (the MLS is divided into western and eastern divisions) bottom club – but Rooney will be hoping to reverse their fortunes. His first match is likely to be against the Vancouver Whitecaps on the 14th of July – his move won’t be officially finalised until the MLS transfer window opens on 10th July.
Rooney is the all-time leading goalscorer for England, and ranks at no.2 in the Premier League scoring ranks with 208 goals to Alan Shearer’s 260.