And Cole, who played with Rooney for England, believes the addition of Manchester United's record goalscorer shows how much Major League Soccer has progressed.
"I think it's good," said Cole. "I think it shows the improvement of the league.
"He's a little bit older, but to attract these kind of players is great for the league. ... I'm excited if he does come to play against him again.
"It's always different to the Premier League.
When you look at the calibre of [big-name] players that have come, most of them have won [championships and cups] and understand that mentality of winning.
"That never goes away. Not just me, but you see other players want to come and want to work for their team."