Major League Soccer is so much more than a retirement home for professional footballers in the twilight years of their careers.
The league has made huge strides to grow, develop and build up the all-round respect of the league. So much so, the likes of Sebastian Giovinco and Obafemi Martins have made the move to the United States during the peak years of their respective careers – admittedly, Oba has now moved to the newest ‘retirement home’ over in China.
Who will be the next batch to follow Toronto FC’s star man across the pond?
Januzaj seems to be morphing into Macheda Part 2: revenge of the one hit wonder. Now I know he's head and shoulders above good old Federico, but either way it seems like his career will turn out the same way; too weak and not enough overall talent. Source: IBTimes
Struggling to believe that the striker is the same one that had a superb 'purple patch' whilst at Manchester City. Poor spell in La Liga with Valencia, coupled with an underwhelming start to life with Middlesbrough, means it's time to pack those bags for the US. Source: Marcadorit
JT's teammate has officially undone his legacy at Chelsea, with almost two seasons of incompetent defending. It's time for the Serbian international to leave English shores, and join former colleague Ashley Cole in LA Galaxy's back-line. Source: Cloud Front
The Leicester City forward was the unsung hero in the Foxes' historic Premier League title win, last season. Additions of Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani have seen the Japanese international sidelined. The 30-year-old deserves his time in the spotlight, to be the main man; he can do that over in America. Source: Weltsport
Turned down summer moves to West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, despite knowing his Liverpool career is over. The Frenchman's stock has fallen dramatically since his Paris Saint-Germain days, so it's time for a fresh start. Source: This Is Anfield
So far removed from Pep Guardiola's plans, the Ivorian may as well be running out for Orlando City with Kaka and Andrea Pirlo, now.
We all know the outcast Manchester United midfielder is heading to the MLS. It's now just a case of 'when'. Source: Manchester La La La
Poor old Wazza Roo. Can't get back in the United side, can't hit a barn door, and totally lost his first touch. State side bound. Source: Ibitimes