Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could end his MLS career if LA Galaxy loose out in the play-offs this weekend. The player’s glittering career may have finally winded down as he has failed to really pick-up in the MLS since his switch. The Premier League legend left 18 months ago after his farewell game in the 6-1 embarrassment against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in May 2015. MLS fans have waited for the player to prove his worth but it seems it will never happen until he exits the league.
FALCAO RULES OUT MLS FOOTBALL
Colombian centre forward, Radamel Falcao says he will not be playing in the MLS next season – he remains keen on proving himself in European football, even after two recent unsuccessful spells in the Premier League. The former Atletico Madrid striker who turned 30 in February this year says he is determined to revive his career in Europe amid talk linking him with a move to Major League Soccer. The player who was renowned for his goal scoring aptitude in Europe now has a profile that has waned in England following two unproductive seasons with Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the 30-year-old believes he can still compete at the highest…
Who will top the MLS scoring charts?
As we prepare to kick-off another MLS season, it’s looking as though we could be set to witness one of the most open campaigns in recent years. With a host of world-class players now plying their trade in the league, it’s widely expected that this will be the highest quality season in MLS history. One particularly intriguing race in 2016 is going to be in the goalscoring charts, where a number of the league’s best players will do battle to finish the season as the league’s top scorer. Will reigning MLS MVP Sebastian Giovinco repeat his exploits from last season? Can David Villa score more than he did in his first campaign…
Fast start imperative for USMNT
On June 10, the USA beat reigning world champions Germany 3-2 in their own backyard, backing up a victory over Holland five days earlier, and all seemed rosy in the garden of Jurgen Klinsmann. Fast forward five months, and those roses have started to wilt. The joys of summer have been replaced by the concerns of autumn, with it possible that a winter of discontent lies ahead. A semi-final showing at the Gold Cup was the least that was expected, but failure to overcome Panama – for a second time in the competition – in the third place play-off rather compounded the misery of a last-four reversal against Jamaica.
Three statement signings the Fire should consider
The number of world-renowned soccer players moving to the MLS over the past 12 months seems to have reached an all-time high. Yet somehow the arrival of all this talent has passed Chicago Fire by. The MLS is now able to boast the likes of Kaka, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and David Villa in its ranks, but there is a feeling the Fire remain on the outside looking in when it comes to all this talent.