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Brits flying the flag in Major League Soccer

dc2If you believe the rumours Major League Soccer is about to explode with a raft of stars looking at options of playing in America. And with the demise of interest in the Italian league on UK TV, I bet we’ll soon be seeing a lot of the MLS on our screens.

I decided to check out how the Brits have performed in the MLS now the season is over and which of them we are likely to see gracing our TV screens. 

And it’s not David Beckham’s name that pops up. There’s a player at Toronto FC who’s making bigger waves.

He even has his own TV show and catchphrase – “Yo, yo, yo what’s popping?”  – Rohan Ricketts was a youth player with Arsenal before joining Spurs, Wolves and Barnsley. Rapper 50 Cents is a fan of his – He was seen recently wearing a Ricketts shirt.

Playing with him at Toronto FC is Danny Dichio, best known for his exploits at QPR. He is Toronto’s leading all time goal scorer with 12 goals this season. He’s also the only Toronto player to be sent off.

Darren Huckerby has scored 6 goals for San Jose Earthquakes – unfortunately they finished last this season.

Irish midfielder Ronnie O’Brien went to Dallas via Juventus after being released by Middlesborough. He is also with San Jose Earthquakes and was an MLS Player of the Week during August. 

And there’s other Brits, like Terry Cooke, the captain of Colorado Rapids who came through the Manchester United youth team and once roomed with David Beckham.

There’s a lot to interest the UK in the MLS and I for one am hoping the TV companies come a deal sooner rather than later so we get to see the Brit Expats in action.

Here’s a clip of Rohan Ricketts in action to show you what we can look forward to:

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Actually Terry Cooke is not the captain of the Colorado Rapids, Pablo Mastroeni is. Cookie is a fan favorite though.

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