BURTON, England -- Wayne Rooney has defended his decision to make a farewell appearance for England and hopes it becomes a tradition for players to be honoured.
The D.C. United forward will win his 120th England cap on Thursday after Gareth Southgate sanctioned an appearance in the friendly with the United States at Wembley, two years after announcing his international retirement.
"Everyone is entitled their opinions but the most important thing is speaking with FA we both felt it was right," Rooney...
LONDON -- Gareth Southgate insisted that it was his decision to give Wayne Rooney one final England cap next week against the United States -- but admitted that he has not spoken to the striker about his farewell appearance.
Rooney will earn his 120th cap as a second-half substitute at Wembley in a match dedicated to the player's foundation, though the Football Association have confirmed that they will not be donating any of the gate receipts to the cause.