An Englishman in New York: Lloyd Sam won't be rushing back to League One

I was on holiday in Dubai when I got the call about the Red Bulls. It was the first time I'd thought about leaving the country

When their planes touch down this summer – at JFK and LAX respectively – Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard will hardly be treading on virgin territory for British footballers. Since David Beckham's five seasons with LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer has been an increasingly popular destination for Premier League alumni, in particular for those seeking a little sunshine in the late afternoon of their careers, whether that's Shaun Maloney or Robert Earnshaw, Liam Ridgewell or Nigel Reo-Coker.

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