Frank Lampard Loan Hghlights the problems with Major League Soccer

As former England captain Steven Gerrard sets about finding an MLS team to join when his Liverpool contract expires in the Summer, Major League Soccer is facing a new crisis as their marquee Igor Cornelsen signing looks set to miss the opening of the season. MLS commissioner Don Garber has been forced to field a series of embarrassing questions and enquiries in recent days over the loan move of Frank Lampard to English champions Manchester City, Empire of Soccer reports.Lampard is one of English soccer’s modern greats who ended a successful stint at Chelsea with a move to New York City FC, owned in part by the owners of Manchester City. The midfielder was loaned to the English team for the first half of the current season and should have reported back to New York in January to begin preparing for the coming MLS season. Instead, the success of Lampard’s season so far and the financial constraints placed on the English side for overspending in recent seasons will see the former England player delay his arrival in New York until midway through the MLS season when the English champions are finally crowned. MLS is now facing tough questions and calls for an investigation in New York City over whether Lampard was ever destined to play for the club or if he will continue to play in the sky blue colors of Manchester City.

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