Cristiano Ronaldo has sparked rumours that he could end his career in the USA after admitting the country has got behind the sport.
Reported by TODOmercado, the former world player of the year gave huge credit to the support in California and across the country as well as praising the MLS. He said:
“Football in the USA is growing a lot. We see it with our own eyes here on tour, where the fans have taken to us with great enthusiasm. I think in the future I could come here to play.”
It what would be a remarkable coup for the American league it would also see the Portuguese star follow David Beckham once again in a career that has been regularly linked together ever since Ronaldo donned the no.7 shirt at Manchester United after Beckham left for Madrid.
This statement from the 27-year-old comes in what has been a relatively strong couple of weeks for the MLS after their All Star team beat Chelsea 3-2 in Philadelphia and a number of Europe’s top sides came on preseason tours of the US – including Tottenham, AC Milan and PSG – finding the competition less that easy.
Although Ronaldo and co did manage a 5-1 victory against L.A. Galaxy on Thursday night.