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Former Chelsea and Tottenham star says Gerrard will ‘enjoy’ a ‘growing’ MLS

Former Chelsea and Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini believes that Liverpool‘s Steven Gerrard is going to have a good time in the USA when he arrives to play for MLS side LA Galaxy in July.

“It’s a great club, great people. It’s a great city to live in. I think he (Gerrard) is going to enjoy it,” Cudicini said while talking on Sky One’s Soccer AM.

The Italian shot-stopper played one season for LA Galaxy in 2013 making 21 league appearances and keeping seven clean sheets on the way to a third place finish, before being eliminated at the conference semi-final stage of the MLS Cup playoffs.

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Cudicini is one of many people recognising the rapid growth of Major League Soccer and its fanbase. He has also warned Gerrard that he will have to adapt to the fact the game isn’t called football in the USA.

“MLS in general is growing very fast and people absolutely love soccer, like they call it, so he has to get used to the word soccer. A lot of kids and a lot of families at the stadium create an unbelievable atmosphere.”

The 41-year-old doesn’t feel that MLS is on the same level as European football just yet but he believes that with time and more top quality players heading Stateside, it will improve constantly.

“The level is not comparable to Europe of course, but as I said, it’s growing and the more players that go from here to America to play, and to in a way give an example to the kids coming up, the better it will be.”

Do you agree with Carlo Cudicini? Is MLS constantly growing?

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About Ben Ashton (226 Articles)

MLS and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own.

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