"I feel that American players get underpaid. I feel they deserve to get more money to stay in line with football in the rest of the world and in terms of the American sports. I'm not saying it to
benefit me, I obviously won't be in the league next season. I think it's only fair to those players who are putting in the same work as all have to earn the right to earn more money for doing it."
-- Wayne Rooney
, who will be leaving D.C. United after the 2019 season to return to England, on the pay of American players in MLS. (ESPN FC