Despite being past his prime, Rooney has performed at such a level this season in the Premier League that he looks to still have at least another really good season in him.
Rooney sealed an emotional return to his boyhood club last July but his representatives are now exploring a move away from Goodison Park.
But, despite also having one of the smallest payrolls in the American league, reports from the Washington Post claim club officials are confident of getting a deal done to make Rooney one of their "designated players". 'The Wayne Rooney saga continues on doesn't it.
Such a personality - one which drove United through games when nobody else did on many occasions - is understandably irreconcilable with a manager whose teams are often jeered by supporters even when they win, such is the unwatchable nature of his football.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce insists he wants Wayne Rooney to stay and dismissed suggestions England's record goal scorer will leave, but added that the attention on the former Manchester United player makes his situation different than others.
The rumours of Rooney, at some point, heading for a big payday in the MLS or China have been around for a couple of years but only in recent months have they returned. Also in 2004, D.C. United defeated the Kansas City Wizards to capture its fourth MLS Cup.
The MLS club would have to fork out around $17 million for him.
Rooney was born in Croxteth, UK on October 24, 1985.He joined the Everton youth team at nine and later made his professional debut at just 16 years old in 2002 for the club.