As expected, Wayne Rooney has been treating our American cousins to some proper football.
The Man United and England legend has enjoyed a bright start to his DC United career in MLS and on Sunday night he exhibited ten seconds of peak Wazza to turn zero points into three.
With the score at 2-2 and just seconds left on the clock, Orlando City launched a counterattack after an all-or-nothing set-piece went wrong for the hosts.
DC United’s keeper David Ousted had ventured forward and was left in no man’s land as the visitors broke downfield with the goal at their mercy.
However, Rooney somehow got back to make an excellent sliding tackle just inside his own half to deny Orlando a certain winner.
Not content with saving his team a point, the 32-year-old then travelled twenty yards before clipping a glorious diagonal ball to the back post where Luciano Costa was on hand to complete his hat-trick with a brave header and win the game.
World-class ‘soccer’ that.
A magnificent throwback to the raging Rooney of old, who would gobble up opponents before crafting something of deft artistic beauty a moment later.
What better way to start off your week?