x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Wayne Rooney's brother John joins NY Red Bulls

John Rooney, younger brother of the England and Manchester United striker, will team up with the French striker Thierry Henry at the New York Red Bulls after being selected in the MLS draft.

John Rooney, younger brother of England and Manchester United striker Wayne, will team up with the French striker Thierry Henry at the New York Red Bulls after being selected in the MLS draft on Thursday.

Rooney was picked by the Red Bulls in the second round of the draft, which allows MLS teams to take their pick of college talent and a handful of young foreign players.

The 20-year-old midfielder took part in the MLS’s trials this week in Florida.

The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps, who had the first pick, took the 17-year-old attacker Omar Salgado.