It seems like DaMarcus Beasley has been around forever.
He signed with the MLS at the tender age of 16. The speedy winger proceeded to spend five seasons with the Chicago Fire, and except for a disappointing 2004, he did not fail to impress.
In fact, in 2003 he became the first player under 22 years of age to be named to the MLS Best XI.
In the summer of 2004 he moved to Dutch giant PSV Eindhoven and performed admirably there. He scored in his debut, and tallied four goals in 12 Champions League matches during his first season.
He became a regular, and appeared in 73 games during his two year stint.
Since then injuries have slowed the end-to-end midfielder, although he has still played very well when healthy.
His 2006 loan to Manchester City was cut short by a hamstring injury, and he has not completed a full season since then while playing for Rangers.
Beasley is currently unsigned, and has stated he wants to stay in Europe but leave Scotland. Despite this, he is an ideal candidate to return home.
MLS teams play less games than many of the top European sides which will help Beasley.
He will have more time to rest during the off season, and will accumulate less wear and tear. Beasley is also very familiar with the league having played here for five years.
DaMarcus says he still wants to make the next World Cup squad, and he can do that by playing in the U.S. for two years and then going to Europe.
Players such as Jozy Altidore, and Stuart Holden show that the MLS can be a great staging ground.
Beasley would not lose anything by returning home.