Gerrard yet to make decision on LA Galaxy future

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LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has revealed that Steven Gerrard is yet to make a decision on his future with the franchise.

Out of contract this summer, the 36-year-old is believed to be pondering whether to extend his stay at the StubHub Center, or take up a coaching role with former club Liverpool.

And Arena admits that it’s too early to say whether Gerrard and fellow star Robbie Keane will remain with Galaxy next season.

“We were honoured to have Stevie here as well as Robbie and are hopeful they continue to be part of our club,” he said.

“If Sunday was his last game, to finish the way he finished with that penalty and the 45 minutes he played after being out for close to two months, was pretty impressive.”

Keane, in particular has been a roaring success since his arrival in the United States, with Arena hailing the Irishman’s impact on the league as a whole.

“There are very few players who have contributed as Robbie has,” he said. “Three championships, more than 100 goals. He embraced the league.

“You don’t always see that from international players.”

The LA Galaxy coached also played down rumours linking the franchise with moves for high-profile Manchester United duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney.

He concluded: “Let me give you a little hint – maybe 90% of the things that you see in the papers are not accurate.”


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