In the wake of the World Cup it appears that more than a couple of long in the tooth soccer players, who are still great but lack the pace of their youth, will be joining American teams in the MLS league. This will be good for American soccer. As America is a large country with a lot of very athletic kids who have no chance of being 6’4″ 220 lb behemoths able to compete in the professional basketball and football leagues, having great players they can see at their nearest pro team’s venue is huge!
The news of more big names in the world of soccer making a move to the MLS continues to roll in. After Thierry Henry was introduced for the New York Red Bulls yesterday and Ryan Giggs expressed possible interest in a move following his days in England, fresh speculation claims former World Player of the Year and Brazilian soccer icon Ronaldinho will be joining up with the LA Galaxy.
According to Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts a deal to bring Ronaldinho to the Galaxy is imminent and the details of the switch will be revealed in the coming days. While not expressly saying that the player he was referring to was indeed Ronaldinho, he did say “you’ll recognize who he is” and “I think he might be” Brazilian.