After a less than stellar performance when Juventus lost to Atletico Madrid this weekend, football fans are saying that Cristiano Ronaldo should pack his bags and head to the United States to play in the Major League Soccer in the US.
Juventus lost 2-1 against Atletico Madrid in their pre-season clash at the International Champions Cup. The match was played at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden and is the final match of the pre-season for both teams.
With the regular season about to begin in Europe, most of the football world is closely watching Ronaldo, one of the game's biggest stars. Sadly, it was an error that he made in the 20th minute of the match that made the headlines.
FOX Sports shared a video showing Ronaldo attempting a step-over trick while advancing towards Atletico's goal. Sadly, his fancy footwork was no match for Atletico's new signing, Marcos Llorente. Llorente, another former Real Madrid player, simply stuck a foot out to kill the ball and effectively steal it from Ronaldo.
While this small mistake is hardly significant compared to all of the Portuguese star's achievements, his haters could not be stopped. Twitter blew up with comments about how Ronaldo should move to play in the MLS. There was a lot of criticism combined with sarcastic invitations to the MLS. The player's fans however, will surely be glad if that happens.
It is no secret that many European football stars have opted to wind down their careers in the United States. Stars like David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, David Villa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have moved to the United States in the twilight of their careers.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is already 34 years old but he's proven that he is still in top form. In his first season with Juventus last year, he helped the team secure the League title and was selected to be the player of the season.
It remains to be seen how much longer Ronaldo will remain at the top of his game. If he ever moves to the MLS, it will likely be a record-breaking deal. Until then, MLS fans will have to do with some wishful thinking.