Wayne Rooney spent about 40 hours in Washington before departing Friday, and over the next week to 10 days, he and D.C. United will attempt to close a multimillion dollar deal to bring the English superstar to Major League Soccer. He had a 90-minute phone conversation with D.C. coach Ben Olsen, who is in Los Angeles with the team. He discussed philosophical aims with general manager Dave Kasper and what other steps the organization plans to take in the coming year to contend for a championship. United officials told The Washington Post they did not want to discuss Rooney's visit, but according to several people with firsthand knowledge, both sides used the trip to get to know one another better. From the team's perspective, another person said, United needed to gauge the depth of Rooney's interest. D.C. is prepared to give him a guaranteed contract through the 2020 season, one that would make him among the league's highest-paid players. The earliest Rooney could play is July 14, the day of Audi Field's grand opening. It falls four days after MLS's transfer and trade window opens.