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Wayne Rooney: 'I joined DC United to win titles'

Rooney: 'I joined DC United to win titles'
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Wayne Rooney intends to win trophies during his time with DC United, despite the club currently occupying bottom place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Wayne Rooney has said that he is looking forward to putting on the DC United shirt and hopes to help turn around the club's faltering fortunes.

The former Manchester United and Everton ace will make his Major League Soccer bow next weekend when the Black-and-Red take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at Audi Field.

Sunday's match will mark the beginning of a new era for United, as they run out at their new 20,000-seater ground for the first time, which Rooney admits played a big part in his decision to join from boyhood club Everton.

DC currently sit bottom of the Eastern Conference with two wins from 14 games, but the Englishman is hoping to win silverware across the duration of his three-and-a-half-year contract.

"First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to the fans. On the first day when I arrived at the airport, I will never forget the reception you gave me," he told supporters at his unveiling.

"Secondly, to all the owners of the football club for creating this beautiful stadium. When I spoke to them about coming here to play I could tell the excitement they had with the stadium.

"I've seen the new training ground as well which will be completed next year. It played a big part in me coming here. I've come here to win, to help this team move forward and win titles, that's my job here. Hopefully in the next few years we can bring titles and trophies to this wonderful new stadium."

United finished 11th in the Eastern Conference last season and 21st overall.


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Wayne Rooney in action for Everton on April 7, 2018
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Tables

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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