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Tim Howard: MLS should force Frank Lampard to leave Man City on schedule

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful a decision about Frank Lampard's future will be made in the next few days.

Everton's American goalkeeper Tim Howard has suggested Major League Soccer should force Frank Lampard to join New York City FC when his loan expires in January -- though he doesn't expect it to happen.

Lampard signed with NYCFC this year but as they do not begin play until March, the midfielder has spent the fall on loan to Manchester City, who co-own the MLS expansion club with the New York Yankees baseball team.

The loan is set to expire at the end of this month, but Man City are keen to extend...

By ESPN Staff
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Holden: Defoe did not settle well in Toronto

The ESPN FC crew react to the latest Jermain Defoe rumours that he may be seeking a move away from Toronto FC, but Steve Nicol would hope the 32-year-old would have a bit of loyalty to see his contract through.


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 By PA Sport

Brek Shea leaves Stoke for Major League Soccer side Orlando City

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Stuart Holden weigh in on Brek Shea's move to the MLS after an unsuccessful stint in the EPL.

Brek Shea has left Stoke and returned to the United States to join Major League Soccer side Orlando City.

The 24-year-old was signed by former Stoke boss Tony Pulis from FC Dallas for  2.5 million pounds ($3.9 million) in January 2013 but made only five appearances for the Premier League side in nearly two years at the club.

Shea was loaned to Barnsley last season and returned to Stoke earlier this month after another loan spell with Birmingham but has failed to force himself into manager Mark...

Does Cuban defector Osvaldo Alonso have U.S. national team future?

Osvaldo Alonso is a three-time MLS All-Star and has established himself as a vital member of the Seattle Sounders.

Only a few hours had passed after President Obama's announcement of an easing of the relationship with Cuba when the first speculation began appearing about the implications for sports.

The discussion primarily centered on baseball and the prospect of hundreds of Cuban players finding their way to MLB, as everything from immediate all-stars to solid backup players. MLB has long had provisional plans in place for such an eventuality, while for their part the Cuban authorities have already set a...

 By Alex Labidou

Mix Diskerud coy on 2015 season plans

Holden discusses why its surprising that Diskerud would leave Europe for the Liga MX.

Mix Diskerud on Thursday refuted rumors that he will head to Club Tijuana, telling ESPN FC that if he plays in the Americas at all, it will be in an MLS club.

"A club somewhere in Estados Unidos - if - in the Americas," Diskerud wrote in an email when asked for clarification about his 2015 plans. "If I do sign with a new club - it will either be my new or old club that gets to inform you of it.

In an email on Friday, Diskerud sought to clarify his position by stating that he did not intend to specify...