Following his release from Fulham, could Brede Hangeland make a move to Major League Soccer this summer?
Brede Hangeland is now a free agent, after having his contract at Fulham cancelled a year early by manager Felix Magath as they prepare for life in the second-tier of English football.
Hangeland, who has American connections due to being born in Houston Texas, got to choose whether he would play for the American national team or Norway. He elected to go with Norway and he is now the current captain of the side.
Although he has never won any honours in his six-and-a-half year spell in England, the 32-year-old was runner up in Fulham’s Europa League adventure in the 2009-2010 season after being defeated by Atletico Madrid in extra time.
Hangeland would be a very good signing for Houston Dynamo, not just because he was born in Houston, but he made 272 appearances in for the West London club and was a mainstay in the back four, following his arrival from Copenhagen in 2008, under former coach and current England manager Roy Hodgson.
The big centre-back is dominant in the air and is a very talented defender. He would undoubtedly shore up any defence in Major League Soccer, but will also be linked with plenty of top European clubs.
His arrival at somewhere like Houston would add much needed experience at the back, as the Dynamo are currently on a run of back to back 3-0 defeats, in losses at the San Jose Earthquakes and Colorado Rapids.
With one designated player spot left, Dynamo would be crazy not to try and entice the giant centre-back to make the move back to his hometown.
Would Hangeland make the move to MLS?