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Afternoon Ticker: Lampard considers MLS, Adriano close to Roma move and more

Frank Lampard (ISIphotos.com)

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Frank Lampard has played his entire club career in England, but that hasn't stopped him from thinking of possibly joining MLS.

Lampard revealed that he is considering joining MLS, but not until he is at least 35-years-old. Lampard currently has three years remaining on his current deal with Chelsea, and the English international

Despite being 31, Lampard is coming off of one of his better seasons, scoring 22 goals and assisting on 16 others as Chelsea claimed the Premiership title.

Here are some more stories from Friday:

Adriano closing in on Roma deal

Brazilian forward Adriano is nearing a return to European soccer as he is close to finalizing a three-year deal with AS Roma. Just one year removed from abandoning Inter Milan, Adriano is coming off a season in which he led the Brazilian League in scoring while helping Flamengo to its first league title in 17 years.

France awarded Euro 2016

France may not have beaten Italy in the 2006 World Cup final, but it did defeat the Italians and Turkey for the rights to host Euro 2016. France hosting the tournament will mark the third time it does so, having hosted in 1960 and 1984.


Would you like to see a 35-year-old Lampar in MLS? What team could you see him playing for? Think Roma is a good fit for Adriano? Happy that France was given Euro 2016?

Share your thoughts below.

  • scott47a


    This anti-Ljungberg stuff is ridiculous. Did you even watch the guy play in the EPL or for Sweden?


  • Your favorite Chivas USA fan

    Lampard will be too old. He’ll lasta s long as Denilson.


  • Aristotle

    Just what we need, another old English guy. No thanks. Some of these players are getting insulting. At least Henry is coming while he is still good.

    “I want to play in MLS some day”, says big soccer superstar, “but not until all my worth as a player is gone. I think it’s great that a washed up player has a league that will take him.”


  • jimoh8002

    An english player at 35 is no good the wear and tear on them is simply too much. All the games they play a season plus you get hurrt faster in cold weather…. that’s why spanish players are the better option


  • Nathanael Greene

    And I’ll pleasantly wait in line to boo him when DC come to town.


  • BCC

    I don’t like that MLS is a retirement league. BUT . . .

    Guys 35 and older have been major contributors to all of the other major sports leagues in the US. Favre had one of his best seasons for the Vikings at 39/40, Pat Williams is still great at 37. Baseball has had many players who performed well into their 40s.

    Lampard will still be able to miss the net 88% of the time at 35, so what does it matter? Is he any worse than the younger players who come in and half-*** it because they view MLS as a pit-stop on the way to something better?


  • Warren

    Yeah, 20 goals a season for what 5 EPL seasons in a row, I could do better.


  • notsweet81

    I agree completely. While I think the MLS will be better, I doubt it will overtake the other top leagues in the Americas because Brazil and Argentina have soooo much more homegrown talent and the Mexican league has cash to burn due to big TV contracts in Mexico and the U.S. I don’t see these things changing in the near term, and probably not in the long term either.


  • Ted in MN

    Not to be a step behind the curve but i find this kind of surprising that Lampard would want to go to the US. Didn’t he make some rather nasty comments about us a while ago? Kind of a controversy.


  • Rashid

    Phil Anschultz should pay Cristiano Ronaldo 350mil for his next 2 years in the MLS that would boost attendance!


  • ThaDeuce

    It would be awesome to see Lamps playing in the MLS, however, 35 seems like he is not seriously considering it, or is really naive.


  • Justin

    You mean his drunken foray with Terry and Gudjonsen(sp) at a Heathrow hotel right after 9/11?


  • scott47a

    Even if he got $35 a ticket, somewhat high for MLS, he would still need to sell 10 million tickets — and the HDC only seat 28,000. So, let’s see, that’s 357 home games in two years!

    Good luck with that!


  • Brennan

    If he wants to come here to compete, and do all he can for his team then by all means bring him over.

    If he just wants to come to pick up a pay check before he hangs his boots for good, please keep him out of this league.


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