And the previous England and Premier League star lit up Main League Soccer within the US once more with a second of magic from inside his personal half.
Within the match between DC United and Orlando Metropolis, it took solely 10 minutes for Rooney to make his mark.
The 33-year-old noticed Orlando Metropolis goalkeeper Brian Rowe nicely off his line following a nook kick, and proceeded to pile drive the ball past his flailing grasp.
It proved to be the distinction between the 2 sides too as DC United secured the 1-Zero victory.
“I noticed the ‘keeper possibly a pair minutes earlier than we scored and I would seen that he was fairly excessive,” stated Rooney after the sport.
“He was most likely a bit additional out than usually as a result of they had been in possession of the ball, and it was by them dropping it that it fell straight into my path. I knew instantly I used to be going to shoot it and, fortunately, I bought it proper.”
A video of Rooney’s purpose has been considered over 5 million occasions on the MLS Twitter feed.
“We aren’t worthy, @WayneRooney!,” tweeted the MLS.
This is not the primary time Rooney has supplied such a particular second within the MLS. And in opposition to Orlando Metropolis for that matter.
In 2018, he extremely tracked again to make an enormous sort out, earlier than dribbling and offering an excellent help for Luciano Acosta’s dramatic late winner.
Wednesday’s purpose for DC can also be not the primary time he is scored from an important distance. In truth, he is scored objectives from across the midway line for each membership he is performed for.
Like Orlando Metropolis, Premier League aspect, West Ham have twice been victims to Rooney rockets up to now
In 2017, he scored for Everton from his personal half to beat Joe Hart. And previous to that, in 2014, Rooney once more lobbed one other West Ham keeper — Adrian — from a substantial distance.
A few of Rooney’s different stand out objectives embrace an incredible volley in opposition to Newcastle in 2005 and a spectacular overhead kick in opposition to rivals Manchester Metropolis in 2011, amongst many extra.
Ever since he broke on the scene as a 16-year-old for Everton, he has been capable of do virtually the unthinkable.
His sensible first Premier League purpose in opposition to Arsenal ended their 30-game unbeaten league run in 2002 and launched his glowing profession. The commentator famously stated after that purpose, “Keep in mind the title, Wayne Rooney!”
Within the MLS and around the globe, it appears they nonetheless are.