England vs USA: Preview, team news, confirmed line-ups, plus more

first_img huge blow 3 RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 The former Manchester United and Everton star announced his retirement in August 2017, but will play one final game to raise money for his new charity The Wayne Rooney Foundation.He will wear the armband and the number 10 shirt when he comes on as a late substitute, with Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph starting as captain for the first time.Rooney currently plies his trade for MLS club DC United and will come up against a host of familiar faces at Wembley. “It is a very special night for him and I know there are many supporters who want to pay thanks.”David Sarachan (USA): “I think a player like Wayne Rooney who had such a terrific international career, in the league but in terms of his national team, to have an opportunity to reward him for that as a federation, I kind of applaud that.“I don’t think it devalues the game. I would think different if Wayne had retired from football three years ago and they said, ‘Hey, why don’t you just jump in’, but he is coming off the back of a very impactful season in the States.Confirmed line-upsEngland: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Keane, Dunk, Chilwell, Winks, Delph, Lingard, Alli, Sancho, WilsonUSA: Guzan, Yedlin, Miazga, Brooks, Villafana, Trapp, McKennie, Pulisic, Green, Weah, Wood 3 no dice MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card England’s record goalscorer will bid farewell to Wembley Gareth Southgate has defended Wayne Rooney’s inclusion in the squad REVEALED What the managers are sayingGareth Southgate (England): “All of our group have huge respect for Wayne and they feel it’s fitting that his last game should be the number 10.“When he puts that shirt on his wall somewhere at the end of his career, [we hope] it’s been a special night and the 10 is the number he has there. England’s greatest goal scorer Wayne Rooney makes his one-off international comeback as England welcome the USA to Wembley for a friendly on Thursday night.With 53 goals and 119 caps to his name, Rooney has netted more times for the Three Lions than anyone other player and boasts the highest number of caps for an outfield player. ADVICE Wayne Rooney will captain the team and wear the number 10 when he comes on Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img