By Louis East
DaMarcus Beasley is looking to follow some of his fellow US National team stars by returning to MLS and could return after the World Cup.
Beasley left Major League Soccer in 2004, when he joined PSV Eindhoven from Chicago Fire and stayed in Europe until 2011, when he joined current team Puebla FC in the Mexican Primera Division.
After spells at Manchester City, Rangers and Hannover, the American returned to North America but rather than playing in the US, he chose Mexico.
Though according to reports in Mexico this week, the 31-year-old has told Puebla president Jesus Lopez Chargoy that he wants to quit the club and return to Major League Soccer.
Diario Cambio is a publication based in Puebla, and claims that Beasley is looking to sign for a MLS side after the World Cup this summer.
Beasley is an experienced member of the US National team squad, and will certainly travel to Brazil if he can recover from a hamstring strain he picked up a few weeks ago.
(Photo: Beasley has made 114 appearances for the USMNT and should be a part of their World Cup squad)
The winger has been used at left-back by USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann on several occasions and will likely start in defence at the World Cup this summer.
Though if he were to return to MLS, Beasley would most probably be utilised in his preferred position on the left side of midfield.
It is also more than probable that Beasley would have to become a designated player, so a move to a club with slots available would appear to be the likely path.
The American is currently training with North American Soccer League (NASL) club Fort Lauderdale Strikers, who are based in Florida, as he works on his fitness ahead of the World Cup.