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Who are the best Premiership players the play in the MLS?

When discussing the best Premier League players to have featured in the MLS there is only one place to start, David Beckham.

The former England captain was 32 years old when he swapped Real Madrid for Los Angeles Galaxy and went on to make 118 appearances for the Californian franchise, scoring 20 goals.

A few European stars have been accused of taking things easy while winding down their careers in the states, but the ex-Manchester United midfielder never gave anything less than 100 per cent while out west.

Such was his love for the league and football in the USA that he is currently attempting to start a franchise in Miami, with every chance that he will maintain a high-profile presence at the club if and when it eventually gets going.

Robbie Keane was a well-travelled Premier League footballer before he opted for a stint in MLS.

The Republic of Ireland legend played at clubs such as Coventry City, Tottenham, Liverpool and West Ham before heading over the Atlantic where he featured for the Galaxy between 2011 and 2016.

The 36-year-old bagged 104 goals in 165 outings while continuing to play international football until bringing the curtain down on that part of his career last summer.

He left the LA franchise in the summer of 2016 but, while he is currently without a club, has yet to announce his retirement from football.

Thierry Henry will always be remembered for his exploits with Arsenal in the English top-flight but the Frenchman was on the books at New York Red Bulls for five years.

He played 135 times for the Big Apple outfit, bagging 52 goals in the process before hanging his boots up in 2014.

While not as prolific in front of goal in MLS, Henry’s presence in the team and ability to bring others into play was just as valuable, while his knowledge of the game rubbed off on his New York team-mates.

Juan Pablo Angel made a name for himself during seven seasons at Aston Villa and the Colombian continued to shine over the pond, with 77 goals from 166 outings with three different clubs.

He began with New York Red Bulls and found the net 58 times in four seasons before switching to the Galaxy and the now defunct Chivas USA.

In 2007 he became the first Red Bull player to score in six straight games and ended his time with the club in 2010, and it is well worth checking out these free betting tips to help you decide who to back in MLS.

Premier League legends Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both ended their career in MLS and the final spot goes to Lampard, who spent a couple of seasons with New York City before ending his playing career in 2016.

Scoring goals from midfield was his forte in the Premier League and he continued to do that in MLS, with 15 in 29 outings.

The Chelsea legend may have been 38 when he kicked his last ball but remained as fit and mobile as most around and could probably have played into his 40s if he so desired.

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