Steven Gerrard Move to MLS Is Good for League, Bad for LA Galaxy

Steven Gerrard looks set to join Major League Soccer, with his most likely destination appearing to be the LA Galaxy.

After announcing that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the current season, Gerrard confirmed that he would be coming to play in America, and ESPN's Jeff Carlisle has reported that he will be joining the Galaxy on an 18-month contract worth $6 million per year.

While the signing will be good for MLS overall, it looks to be a bad decision on the Galaxy's part for a number of reasons.

Having won the MLS Cup in three of the last four seasons, the Galaxy will enter the 2015 season with a Landon Donovan-sized hole in their roster—one they seem to be intent on filling with Gerrard.

The problem lies in the fact that Gerrard is not a like-for-like replacement for Donovan, who normally occupied a wide-midfield role for the Galaxy. Gerrard, who made his bones as an attacking midfielder for Liverpool, has become a hol...

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