What will happen to the former England duo come the end of the season…
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are both due to move to the MLS at the end of the current Premier League season, but reports in the Daily Mail suggest that they might not even have a league to move to, based on suggestions of an impending player strike.
The American league season starts in March, while the two former England internationals are set to complete their respective switches to LA Galaxy and New York City at the end of their current campaigns with Liverpool and Manchester City.
According to the source, the players’ union remains locked in negotiations with the league, and the players are prepared to refuse to turn out for their respective clubs.
The source of the argument is believed to be the terms that the players work under, with the two parties not thought to be at all close to an agreement.
Strike action has been seen in the States in the past, both in the NBA – which was halted for six months in 2011 – and in the NFL during the 1970s and 1980s, meaning similar trouble in the MLS is a distinct possibility.