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Bob Bradley: Game against DC United is a great challenge

D.C. United's Wayne Rooney, left, celebrates his goal against Orlando City with teammate Lucas Rodriguez

John Raoux

AP

Los Angeles FC coach talked to mlssoccer.com about the game his team has against the squad of the capital and the importance Rooney has.

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Bob Bradley, LAFC coach, spoke to mlssoccer.com about the offense of Wayne Rooney's team as he recognized his importance and quality.

DC United and Los Angeles FC will face each other on Saturday, arriving as the best teams in their Conferences, United, for example, has conceded only one goal this season while LAFC has scored 15 goals so far.

Bradley said the LA team knows about the importance of Wayne Rooney with the capital team, as the English player is brilliant, works very hard for the team, mentioning "that's something we should pay attention to."

The former Manchester United and Everton player has had such impact on DC United, especially in helping them boost the form of his teammates, something that Los Angeles FC manager didn't miss.

"Acosta is very quick, smart with the ball and it could be said that since the arrival of Rooney the two have achieved tremendous understanding," said Bradley.

Bob Bradly also added that; "Rooney doesn't play like a pure number 9, he gets out, moves, he's a great assister and at certain moments gives Acosta freedom to go forward."

DC United vs. LAFC

For the former USMNT coach, this game has the potential to be a very exciting one, because when you see DC playing you see; "excellent soccer."

Besides mentioning, LAFC game against Rooney's team will be a challenge as the LA squad needs to find the right way to press at the right times.