BALTIMORE - John Rooney, younger brother
of England and Manchester United striker Wayne, will team up
with 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 team to take their pick of college
talent and a handful of young foreign players.
The 20-year-old midfielder, who played with Macclesfield
Town in England, took part in the MLS's trials this week in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps, who had the first pick,
took 17-year-old attacker Omar Salgado, while the Portland
Timbers, another expansion team, took attacking midfielder
Darlington Nagbe, who was the winner of this year's Hermann
Trophy for the top player in U.S. college soccer.
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