...and to prove your point...MLS clubs have been steadily turning their focus in the transfer market towards Latin America over a number of years. It's not really just Argentina, there are young guys coming from places like Uruguay, Ecuador, and Venezuela as well. Inter Miami just signed Venezuela's U20 captain today.
There's a belief that you get better value there than you do shopping in Europe, and many of the players signed are young enough to potentially be attractive transfer targets for European and Mexican clubs. In some cases, it seems like MLS clubs are overpaying a bit, but I think they're learning.
All this stuff is why it's painfully eye-rolling when people call MLS a "retirement league".
Wayne Rooney will leave Major League Soccer D.C. United to take up a role as a player-coach at English second-tier club Derby County in January.
Chatter is that Mrs. Rooney missed England; and also that Mrs. Rooney was worried that Wayne hadn't been behaving himself in the States, with stuff like thisWayne Rooney has agreed a deal to leave Major League Soccer side D.C. United and take up a role as a player-coach at English second-tier club Derby County in January.
The former Manchester United forward moved to MLS from Everton in June 2018 and has scored 25 goals in 45 appearances.
Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested on a charge of public intoxication on December 16 and was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center in Leesburg, Virginia, according to court documents.
But still - MLS is a little too tough to be a rocking-chair league now.