As age slowly deteriorates a man, a footballer realizes he has only a limited time on the playing pitch.
For the striker known as Alessandro Del Piero, the day he decides to hang up the boots will be a day the game loses one of its greats.
A legend who has cemented his mark on football, Del Piero is the personification of consistency, leadership and most importantly, loyalty. A one-club man his entire career, the Juventus poacher has achieved just about everything there is, and will have no regrets when he decides to call it a day.
Recently Juventus stated that they will not be bringing back the World Cup winner, as they will not offer him a further contract. Fans of the Old Lady are hoping they get one last great season from their talismanic captain, and will send him out knowing he will be remembered in Juve folklore forever.
And since the decision to not bring back Alex has been set, many rumors are circulating regarding his future. One such rumor that has been picking up steam for a while is the prospect of Del Piero switching to the MLS.
Many will see this initially as a great move for American footy, and would welcome the striker with open arms.
But for Del Piero, moving across the sea and playing in the MLS would be ill-advised. There are too many factors that aren’t conducive to such a move for the 36-year-old, especially at this point in his career.
Many teams could use a striker of his quality without a doubt, since he is still capable of playing elite football. Yet is it worth it for the Juve man?
Let’s examine the reasons why Del Piero should not move to the MLS, and spotlight a few teams who could benefit from signing him if he decides to come over.