Tuesday, January 6, 2015

European Soccer Player Moves To The US


Liverpool's captain, Steven Gerrard, has confirmed his move to the US to join the LA Galaxy team. Signing  onto their 18 month contract will make him one of the highest paid MLS players at about 9 million dollars. That is $76,000 weekly. LA Galaxy's striker Landon Donovan, 32, has recently retired allowing an opening for a new scorer and Gerrard fit the bill. He has won the Uefa Cup, two FA Cups, three League Cups, and two Uefa Super Cups among many other accomplishments. Liverpool is losing their top scorer for this season and will have trouble replacing him.

Reactions to his move have been varied; Liverpool fans say that Gerrard was falling in skill at age 34 and was finding it hard to keep up. But his former team mate Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) tweets "If Gerrard was one of the new signings at 24 we'd be raving about him but we judge him at 34 against himself at his peak." Others say that he is still going strong for a 34 year old striker and will be missed. Charlie Austin, striker for Queens Park Rangers team, tweets "How can Liverpool let this man go?" Though despite both of these claims he has not been able to play like he did 10 years ago but still scored more goals this season than Manchester United's forwards Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie. He will be a welcomed addition to the LA Galaxy. 


    



Sources:


"Gerrard 'impossible to Replace'" BBC Sport. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.


"Gerrard to Seal Move to LA Galaxy." BBC Sport. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.


"Soccer News." Soccer News. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.

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