While the former Everton and Manchester United striker brings down the curtain on his England career, Southgate has the chance to test some of those at the end other end of their global career against the States.
"I think as a country obviously we haven't done anything like this before". He also offered up his advice to Winks and the other players in the new crop of talent looking to make a name for themselves with England.
Sarachan - who has been in interim charge of the USA for over a year - was equally positive about Rooney's impact on MLS, saying: It's been what I thought it would be like with a guy like Wayne Rooney.
Rooney's involvement has sparked a late rush for tickets over the past week, with an attendance of about 60,000 now predicted.
"My form has been good in the States and if I got called up because of that then it would be a different situation, but this will be my last game".
"The one that stands out for me is the goal against Switzerland to break the record - a special moment for me, and something I'll always look back on", he said.
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Wins his 100th England cap in November 2014 and scores a penalty as England defeat Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier. His inclusion led to criticism from some quarters but Rooney appears to have bedded in well with Gareth Southgate 's young squad since joining up at St George's Park.
Indeed Rooney was full of praise for Southgate's impact as England manager, describing him as "fearless".
"Harry Kane has been top goalscorer in the Premier League for three or four years".
He elaborated: "Of the six managers I played for, while there were a few individual young players, to bring so many through as a group and have that trust in them, he deserves a lot of credit. Raheem Sterling has been fantastic".
"We tried to be successful". We had stayed in contact, we have had the idea for 12 months. "They proved me wrong by doing so well in this World Cup".
"I think some of the boys have probably played with him for England before but for me it is a bit surreal", he said.
"There were maybe times when I didn't enjoy it as much as I should", he said on Tuesday.