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Macclesfield's John Rooney has Seattle Sounders trial

John Rooney
Rooney trained with Huddersfield during the close season

Macclesfield Town midfielder John Rooney could be on the verge of a move to the United States after joining Seattle Sounders on trial.

The 19-year-old, who trained with Huddersfield during the summer with a view to a move there, is with the Major League Soccer side for a week.

Sounders manager Sigi Schmid said: "We want to see where he's at and what he's like as a player."

Rooney was offered a new contract by the Silkmen this summer.

Last season, he had a trial at Championship side Derby County but was not offered a deal.



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