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MLS Chief keen on Premier League duo

Don Garber, the Commissioner of Major League Soccer, would like to bring Frank Lampard and Clint Dempsey to America, reports ESPN.

He admits that no approach has been made for either player, but he would welcome their arrival in the MLS.

Referring to Lampard to begin with, he actually admitted that not many American fans would have heard of him, thus creating a problem with clubs making a move.

However, he said that the England man is a ‘great player’ and one he would love to bring to the MLS one day.

At the moment though, Lampard is very much focused on all things Chelsea and it might be a couple of years before he thinks of moving on, by which time he will be 36.

As for Dempsey, well he has only just signed for Tottenham of course, meaning that Garber’s ‘dream’ of having the USA international playing in the MLS is still a way off at the moment.

This is still something Garber wants to happen though, saying: “I want to have Clint Dempsey on the front page of the New York Times and on SportsCenter every night.”

The former Fulham man is the main attraction for US Soccer at the moment of course and it would be a massive deal if he eventually did return home.

However, much like Lampard, Demspey is focused on the English Premier League at the moment.

A few years down the line though, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Dempsey finish his career in the MLS.

Fri 12 October, 2012
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