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
Giovani Dos Santos said that he is willing to take new responsibilities for LA Galaxy ahead of the new season.
Indeed with the manager Bruce Arena having left the club to coach the United States national team and with Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane leaving the club at the end of last season, Giovani Dos Santos is the only player with enough experience to take the leadership role at the club.
The forward said that he is aware that more will be expected of him and believes that he has the necessary experience to shoulder these responsibilities.
He stated that he has been developing a lot in the past years and that he has learned a lot by playing alongside players such as Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard. He said that he knew that a day like this would come and that he should be ready to take the responsibilities for the team. Continue reading Dos Santos ready for 2017
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
The MLS side Philadelphia Union has recently been struggling to collect points as their latest results have seen the team of Jim Curtin losing against: Chicago Fire, Montreal Impact, Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls.
They were not able to win a single match in September and now are at risk of not snatching a playoff contention spot.
The last 2 upcoming league matches of Philadelphia Union sees them facing off with Orlando SC and New York Red Bulls on October 16 and 23 respectively. In these approaching games, the team of Jim Curtin has to secure points in order to have any realistic chance of getting a playoff position, which is one of the initial objectives of the club at the start of the season.
Jay Sugarman is the chief executive officer of Philadelphia Union and he has voiced his sense of urgency that has recently been brought up after having lost so many matches in a successive manner.
Continue reading Philadelphia Union is at risk of losing a playoff position