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Ben Olsen: 'Wayne Rooney ready for DC United debut'

Olsen: 'Rooney ready for DC United debut'
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DC United head coach Ben Olsen reveals that Wayne Rooney is ready to make his debut for the club against Vancouver Whitecaps.

DC United head coach Ben Olsen has revealed that Wayne Rooney is ready to make his debut for the club following his summer move from Everton.

Rooney completed his switch to the MLS side last month after just one season back with his boyhood club, ending a 16-year stay in the Premier League in the process.

DC United will take on Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday morning, and Olsen suggested that the 32-year-old would be involved in some capacity.

"He's looked very, very sharp in training. He's fitting in with his teammates and we're looking forward to incorporating him in some way," Olsen told reporters.

"Whether he's in behind a lone striker or he becomes the lone striker, a lot of that depends on the game and the situation in the moment. We know his versatility but we also know he's scored a few goals in his day, so it will be a balance of that.

"It will take some time to figure out what is best, it is still a group and there are relationships around him, and we need to work out what will be best as a whole."

DC United currently sit bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.


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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta35226773452872
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
3New York City FCNY City351681160481256
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
9Toronto34106185964-536
10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
11Orlando City3484224374-3128

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas35198869422765
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland34159105448654
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake35147145762-549
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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