Gerrard leaving LA Galaxy
Steven Gerrard is leaving the LA Galaxy after two seasons, and the former England midfielder is still considering what to do next.
The 36-year-old Gerrard spent his entire club career at Liverpool before moving to Los Angeles in 2015. In 34 appearances during an injury-plagued tenure with the Galaxy, Gerrard scored five goals with 14 assists.
Gerrard, who never won the Premier League with Liverpool, leaves the Galaxy without lifting the MLS Cup. The Galaxy finished ninth and sixth in the MLS table during his two seasons before losing early in the playoffs each time.
Gerrard wrote on the Galaxy website : "I am now looking forward to spending time with my family as I consider the next stage of my career."
Gerrard showed flashes of his Liverpool greatness stateside, but also dealt with numerous injuries and struggled with MLS' travel demands throughout his stay in California. He was sidelined for one month between games twice during the second half of this season, returning to play 45 minutes on Nov. 6 while the Galaxy were eliminated from the playoffs at Colorado.
Gerrard scored for the Galaxy during penalty kicks in his final game.
While he relished life in a rented Beverly Hills mansion with his wife and children, Gerrard made no secret of his homesickness for Merseyside. He repeatedly traveled back to England for treatment on his injuries and a broadcasting job, and he spoke fondly about his eagerness to return to Liverpool for good.