Major League Soccer has made a move towards securing players still at the peaks of their career in recent years, but the United States remains an option for Europe's has-beens.

For every Clint Dempsey and Julio Cesar, there's a Robbie Keane and an Alessandro Nesta.

This summer in the Premier League there is an abundance of ageing stars with expiring contracts who could see the MLS as an attractive option.

With each franchise allowed three Designated Players exempt from the wage cap, wealthy owners are able to attract players like Jermain Defoe and Thierry Henry across the Atlantic.

We've picked out seven players who have been linked with an American switch...

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