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Rooney clashes with ref, blasts MLS travel plans

D.C. United's Wayne Rooney targets the fourth official, accusing the referee of missing a handball call against Vancouver.
Alejandro Moreno calls upon his time in MLS to explain where Wayne Rooney is coming from after he blasted the league for its travel planning.
ESPN FC's Ale Moreno says that Wayne Rooney's decision to return to England with Derby County is a major blow for both D.C. United and MLS.
Steve Nicol calls upon his time as coach of the Revolution to explain why the travel demands in MLS would prove too much for Daniel Sturridge.

Wayne Rooney was involved in a furious altercation with the fourth official during D.C. United's 1-0 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, before criticizing Major League Soccer's travel arrangements on Twitter after the match.

The former Manchester United forward, who is leaving D.C. at the end of season to become a player-coach at Derby County, clashed with fourth official Pierre-Luc Lauziere as he was replaced by Ola Kamara on 74 minutes.

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Source: D.C. United in talks with Sturridge

Steve Nicol calls upon his time as coach of the Revolution to explain why the travel demands in MLS would prove too much for Daniel Sturridge.
Paul Mariner examines the futures of Neymar, Dejan Lovren, Mauro Icardi, Daniel Sturridge and Christian Eriksen in the latest Transfer Rater.
D.C. United moved up to third in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy. To watch more MLS sign up to ESPN+.

D.C. United is in discussions with former Liverpool and England forward Daniel Sturridge, though there are concerns about the player's injury history, a league source confirmed to ESPN FC.

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Sturridge, 29, is out of contract, and according to The Times is mulling over offers from 13 clubs, including Turkish side Fenerbahce, who are reportedly offering £10 million over three years....