Major League Soccer is on a huge upwards curve right now and things might just be about to get a whole lot better.
Signings such as Kaka, David Villa and Frank Lampard have increased the amount of news generated by MLS clubs both present and future, and now Italy midfield superstar Andrea Pirlo has said he is interested in a move across to the US.
This will be music to the ears of avid MLS fans, with the 35-year-old still a dominate and talented player in world football.
There was a lot of speculation that suggested that Andrea Pirlo would move abroad this summer, and bring to an end his incredibly successful career in Italian club football with both AC Milan and Juventus.
But Pirlo chose to remain with Serie A champion's Juventus, signing a two-year contract that will see him stay in Italy until the end of the 2015-16 Serie A season.
However, speculation that suggests he could move to MLS after that contract ends has continued, with Pirlo confirming his interest in a possible move at the weekend.
"Serie A is a league of a very high level and my life in Italy is comfortable," reported Goal.com. "I would have had no reason to leave.
"Instead, I will play two more years with Juventus and then, maybe, I will move to MLS."
Still got quality
Some may question how good the midfielder will be when the 2016 MLS season comes around. By then he will be 37-years-old, but considering how good he was during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, it's likely that Pirlo will be more than good enough to still leave a huge impact on MLS.
And if you're not convinced yet, take a look at the video above from a Juventus friendly game. Even at 35, he's still providing moments of genius. His legs may have gone, but his head never will.
It remains to be seen which club in MLS would want to sign Pirlo in 2016, but there will definitely be a huge amount of interest.