In days past, a lot of people said that the Major League Soccer is a retirement home. This is due to the fact that the American clbs signed major European stars that were seeing out the final years of their careers. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba are the latest examples of this piece of business. However, has it been a good decision as a whole?
Steven Gerrard joined Los Angeles galaxy as one of the designated players in 2015. He was just coming off a brilliant, world-famous stay at Livrpool, and for several years he was thecaptain of the side. He was part of the team that won the UEFA Champions League in 2005, and reached the final in 2007. You can see, therefore, just how much expectations would be on his shoulders, in spite of hisage and fitness levels.
Well, that was exactly how he was viewed at LA Galaxy; he was expected to bring up the goods in the MLS, the same way he did in the EPL. It did not work out. He had a series of injuries which kept himout out of the squad for long periods. Now, he has announcedhis departure from the Los Angeles club. He did not win any silverware with them. This is disappointing, at least on a personal level.
The same goes for Frank Lampard. He announced his departure from Chelsea in 2014. This was a club where he had made such a name for himself. In fact, he was one of the best players in the world while he was at Chelsea. Then he moved to the Major League Soccer environment with New York City FC. When he came for his first full season with New YorkCity FC, he did produce some amazing gmes. But ultimately, he was never as good as he was at Chelsea. In the end, he has left with no trophy too.
Now, people, I really want to know how exactly we regard the Major League Soccer as a retirement home. The so-called retired players cannot even win anything there. This means that the MLS operates at the same level as the European Leagues. You must be on top of your game, or else you would suffer. There’s not so many retirement homes that have such a record.