Orlando City signs younger brother of Wayne Rooney

Updated: January 26, 2012

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — John Rooney, the younger brother of Manchester United standout Wayne Rooney, has signed to play with American third-tier club Orlando City.

The 21-year-old midfielder’s signing on Thursday is pending United States Soccer Federation approval.

Rooney most recently played with Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, who claimed him in the second round of the 2011 draft .

Rooney appeared in five games for the Bulls and made two U.S. Open Cup appearances, where he scored his lone goal of 2011 against FC New York.

Orlando City won the US Pro Championship last year.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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