With the huge pay he receives at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney would have to consider a pay cut or exit the team.
Instead of the Far East where the star can get decent wages, there is also the Major League Soccer (MLS) who are always open to the best legs in the game.
Spending three to four years there could be a different experience for the player as his career winds down. The main issue is that Rooney wants to play in the World Cup next year. As his redundancy continues at Old Trafford, he would get no chance and Gareth Southgate has warned against a move to America.
Many feel it is a wrong career move to go to America now but the player is 31 years old and reluctant to join another Premier League side where he would receive small money and no guarantee of regular shirt. The best chance he could get is for Ronald Koeman to sanction a deal for his return and his wages not lower than £150,000 per week. Aside this MLS football is likely his best shot. Continue reading SHOULD ROONEY CONSIDER MLS FOOTBALL?
The Chinese Super League and the MLS are the 2 non-European football leagues that have recently been gaining the most popularity and that have attracted a significant amount of high-profile stars in the world of football.
Ashley Cole, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa are a few of the latest and well-known players that have joined the MLS while in the Chinese Super League some or more highly-rated performers that compete or have competed in the Asian League are: Oscar, Didier Drogba, Jackson Martinez, EzequielLavezzi, Demba Ba and Hulk.
Even though both leagues have been attracting top players in recent times, New York City’s Andrea Pirlo believes that the MLS will not be able to truly compete with the Chinese Super League and will not be able to lure in a large amount of top-players unless the rules of the MLS change in the near future.
Andrea Pirlo has been performing in the MLS since July of 2015 and the Italian player has learned how things work in the American League and Pirlo believes that there are some big flaws in the MLS which might slow down the progress of the football league. Continue reading Andrea Pirlo says that MLS needs to do more in order to compete with China
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is set to end his time in the MLS at the end of the current season, according to reports.
The 38-year old Ivorian told reporters that he had played in his last home game for Montreal Impact following their 3-2 victory over Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference finals.
“There’s still one or maybe two games to go. Next week’s game is more important than if it’s finished or not. Everyone knows it was my last game here. Now let’s focus on the semi-final,” the Champions League winner said when asked about his future plans.
The player has not disclosed his next move but the striker would not be short of offers is he decides to play for another year before hanging his boots. He has played and won titles in France for Marseille, England for Chelsea, including Golden Boots, Premier League, FA Cups et al., Galatasaray in Turkey and Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese League. Continue reading DROGBA TO END MLS STAY
LA Galaxy managed to earn a draw against Sporting Kansas City despite getting Ashley Cole sent off for a second bookable offence.
This meant that LA Galaxy had to play with ten men for around 20 minutes of the game.
LA Galaxy, who was without Nigel de Jong, who is currently suspended and Steven Gerrard and relied on Giovani Dos Santos to win the game. However, it was Sporting Kansas City that started the game the better and opened the scoring in the 30th minute.
Indeed, Davis managed to escape the marking of two LA Galaxy defender and fire a curling shot that did not give Rowe any chance. The goal left LA Galaxy shocked, and they would take some time to recover from going behind.
With 3 minutes left to play in the first-half, Gyasi Zardes will break quickly on a counter-attack and make a wonderful pass to Dos Santos. The latter will fire a chipped ball that Timothy Melia could not stop to equalize for LA Galaxy. Continue reading LA Galaxy draw with Sporting Kansas City despite playing with ten men
Orlando City head coach Adrian Heath claimed that the return of Kaka has boosted the team immensely.
He was pleased to see his team ran out 4-1 winners over Portland Timbers. Health felt that this victory was completely deserving of the team’s performance. The former Real Madrid and AC Milan superstar scored upon his return. He had missed the first couple of matches of the MLS campaign due to an injury. Even then, Orlando will be delighted with the start that they have made for the 2016 season. This victory sees them top the table after four matches. They already have a two-point advantage over New England Revolution.
The one issue for Orlando will be conceding the late consolation goal for Portland Timbers. The team would have been happy with a clean sheet. This was the second consecutive win for Orlando after they started the campaign with two draws. Hines opened the scoring after just 13 minutes while Brek Shea came up with a rare league goal in the 32nd minute. This was his first goal since 2012 and it provided the platform for a comfortable victory. The head coach was especially happy with the way the team combined with each other in the final third of the pitch. Continue reading Adrian Heath claimed that the return of Kaka has boosted Team