Major League Soccer

Sports Digest (July 31): D.C. United's Rooney available to play despite broken nose

Sports Digest (July 31): D.C. United's Rooney available to play despite broken nose

D.C. United 's Wayne Rooney returned to work Tuesday looking as if he had stepped into a boxing ring over the weekend. Bruises enveloped his left eye, and five stitches ran from the eyebrow to the bridge of his broken nose. "It looks a bit worse with the black eye," he said after participating in the training session, "but it feels fine." Rooney and the team declared him available for the Major League Soccer match Saturday at Montreal, saying he had cleared two concussion tests and would not need significant treatment for the wounds, which were inflicted in the waning moments of a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at Audi Field. He...

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