This off-season we have seen large names transfer too and from the league. Orlando City has brought in the Real Madrid Star Kaka, NYCFC have brought in Spanish Star David Villa and look to fix the problems with Chelsea Star Frank Lampard. Now a very famous and infamous player with Liverpool, the long time captain Steven Gerrard is looking to come to MLS.
Steven Gerrard: Where will he land?
The Captain has yet to comment on where he will land but did say that he is in communication with multiple MLS clubs and is almost done with the negotiations. There has been some speculation that the big money club the LA Galaxy will be bidding big money for him to replace the long time star Landon Donovan who retired in 2014.
Today ESPNFC got word that the deal must get approved by the league office.
BREAKING via @JeffreyCarlisle: Steven Gerrard to join LA Galaxy (18-month pro-rated deal, $6m per year). More soon on http://t.co/bCtGb5fcSR— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 3, 2015
Just a reminder that the deal proposed by the Dynamo for Erick Cubo Torres was 5 years for 7.0 million while the Galaxy will be proposing 6 million for 18 months.
What this means for the League?
With these major names the league is getting more world wide attention and is becoming one of the larger leagues being watched. These big names will bring more fans in the United States and help to grow the game. However as we look to pay more and more money it will force the league to boost the salary cap and even the Designated player spots.
With these big players complications will arise and people will question whether MLS is getting better or worse by attracting other players instead of growing the home talent but personally I say that both can be done.
One thing is for sure, I expect to see Gerrard slip on the torn up tire field that we call the home of the Seattle Sounders.