The former Manchester United and Everton striker went to make another three appearances for England before calling time on his worldwide career on August 23, 2017. "I would like to thank (manager) Gareth Southgate and the FA for inviting me back and helping to support my foundation in the process".
It should be the greatest honour and reward playing for your country but the reality is that the MLS is nowhere near the same level as the Premier League.
"I have been hugely impressed with the progress of this young England team. It's fitting the match will be against the United States of America".
However, other England fans understand the sentiment behind Rooney's inclusion and are happy to see the 33-year-old getting a fitting send-off.
The team went out on penalties to Columbus Crew.
At the global level, Rooney is already the most-capped outfield player in England history, and is the country's top scorer with 53 goals in 119 appearances to date.
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He had not been at his best for the a year ago of his global career and it was the right time to call it a day.
England also play Croatia at Wembley in the Nations League on November 18.
The match will be called "The Wayne Rooney Foundation international".
Jermain Defoe says Wayne Rooney's England return against United States of America will be a "really special moment" and believes he can help inspire the younger players in Gareth Southgate's squad.
The statement added: "Following this FA initiative, the Wembley crowd will now get the chance to show their appreciation of one of England's greats as the curtain comes down on a glittering Three Lions career that spanned three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships".
"Wayne is England's record goalscorer and had a superb worldwide career".