Football Rumors: Messi, Ronaldo to consider playing at Major League Soccer?

By Peter Erick Magbanua@dakelsmb on

Major League Soccer (MLS) might be in for something big if it lands two of the world’s best footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to play in the American league.

The MLS have been successful in bringing in some of the best football players from Europe with the signing of former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham back in 2007.

It was then followed by other players such as Kaka, Frank Lampard and American voyager Clint Dempsey.

Both Kaka and Frank Lampard told CNN that there is no timetable set yet for the move by the two great players, but he sees that sometime in the future the two will end up playing at the MLS. Kaka plays for the Orlando City Soccer Club while Frank Lampard plays for the New York City FC.

“I think one day, probably, they’re going to come to join MLS. I know that depends on a lot of things. But both (Messi and Ronaldo) already said that they wanted to play here, they like the possibility to live in America. So probably one day we will have the joy of seeing these guys playing here,” Kaka said.

For Frank Lampard, he sees the possibility of playing with the two players in the American league, especially Ronaldo.

“I think they’ll want to, and I think they’ll be embraced if they came here. Cristiano, particularly, I could see playing in America. I think the lifestyle would suit him – he’s a showman and a great player,” Lampard added.

Aside from Kaka and Lampard, the MLS saw the arrivals of several players who have starred in the highest levels of European soccer namely Giovanni dos Santos, Andrea Pirlo, Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba, David Villa and Sebastian Giovinco.

The MLS was founded in 1993 and is composed of 20 teams with 17 from the United States and three from Canada. MLS teams also play in other domestic competitions such as the US Open Cup, Canadian Championship and against continental rivals at the CONCACAF Champions League.

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