With Gareth Bale set for Los Angeles, how produce other Brits fared in MLS?
Right here, PA appears at different prime Brits to take the US plunge.
England famous person Beckham ended 4 years at Actual Madrid with a transfer to LA Galaxy, and went on to spend 5 years within the States. The 11-cap midfielder began to wind down his outstanding profession in Los Angeles, however would then later take pleasure in brief stints at each AC Milan and Paris St Germain to cap his trophy-laden time in boots.
Wales talisman Gareth Bale is about to swap Actual Madrid for Los Angeles FC as the most recent British star to move to Main League Soccer, the PA information company understands.
Ever-bullish England striker Rooney headed out to DC United in 2018, after a one-year return to first membership Everton that adopted a stellar stint at Manchester United. The one-time Toffees marvel child handed 300 profession targets within the US, hitting the web 23 occasions and laying on 15 assists in 48 regular-season contests. Rooney would head again to England to hitch Derby in 2020, a change would finally result in him managing the Rams.
Anfield stalwart Gerrard put an finish to 17 years of first-team motion at Liverpool when heading to California. Gerrard would solely spend one 12 months at Galaxy, earlier than hanging up his boots in 2016. The 114-cap England star then took only one 12 months out of the game earlier than taking on an academy teaching function at Liverpool, that may precede managerial roles at Rangers and Aston Villa.
England star Lampard had already spent a 12 months away from Chelsea at Manchester Metropolis by the point he headed to the US. Lampard grew to become Chelsea’s document goalscorer earlier than having fun with an Indian summer season marketing campaign within the north west at Metropolis. However the free-scoring midfielder would add yet another journey earlier than retirement. New York couldn’t attain the play-offs in Lampard’s first season, earlier than the ex-West Ham teenager then registered the membership’s first hat-trick in his second marketing campaign. New York did attain the play-offs in Lampard’s second marketing campaign, however slipped to defeat within the semi-finals. Managerial stints at Derby, Chelsea and Everton have since adopted.
England hitman Defoe sprung a shock by buying and selling Tottenham for Toronto aged simply 31 in 2014. Defoe struck 11 targets in 19 video games however the transfer rapidly turned bitter, and he was loaned again to Spurs, earlier than making the change to Sunderland. Productive stints at Bournemouth and Rangers adopted, earlier than Defoe lastly ended a high quality profession again at Sunderland.