The reputation of Major League Soccer being a retirement platform won’t be dismissed at any time in the near future. After the early achievements attained by its “over-the-hill” superstars, David Villa and Kaka, soon to be followed up by Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, a report surfaced on Tuesday stating the league could land one of its biggest names since David Beckham.
It has been reported on SI.com and Fox Sports 1 that superstar Christiano Ronaldo plans on coming to the U.S. when he leaves the league in Real Madrid. The 3 time Fifa Ballon d’Or award winner has claimed the trophy in the previous two years at Real Madrid for over 5 years and is obligated with fulfilling a contract that runs through the 2017-2018 season as reported via LinekdIn. It is important to note that he may come to the U.S. on a free transfer at the age of 33. According to the latest reports, Ronaldo prefers to play in either Los Angeles, California, New York or Miami, Florida. Whichever team is chosen by one of the sport’s biggest superstars, one thing is assured, the U.S. market will certainly gain strength in popularity.