Bradley Wright Phillips, in scoring 27 goals in just 32 games this season for New York Red Bulls, has proven that it is possible for a former Premier League misfit to rebuild their career via Major League Soccer.
And now it looks like another failed EPL striker is set to follow in his footsteps with the news that Krisztian Nemeth, once of Liverpool, has signed with Sporting Kansas City ahead of the 2015 MLS season.
From Anfield to MLS
Nemeth was deemed a major prospect on arrival at Anfield, but, after failing to break into the first team between 2007-2010, the Hungarian striker has since spent time in numerous leagues across Europe. He, and SKC, will be hoping his new North American adventure will usher in the next phase of his career.
The 25-year-old striker arrives in Kansas City having enjoyed a productive season in the Dutch Eredivisie with Roda JC. Registering eight goals, as well as six assists, in 25 games it represented Nemeth's best season to date.
Kansas city announced the deal in an official club statement:
"Krisztian is a player who has extensive experience playing in a 4-3-3," explained manager Peter Vermes. "He also fits well in the overall model of play for Sporting Kansas City and we look forward to his adaptation."
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Career to date
Nemeth may have never played in the Premier League for Liverpool but, as noted in the above Tweet, he has experienced playing, and scoring, in a Liverpool shirt on US soil.
Appearing in the 2008 Dallas Cup as part of the EPL team's pre-season schedule, Nemeth scored two goals to help his then team win the final.
And as well as vast experience across leagues including England, Greece, his native Hungary, and Holland Nemeth brings an international calibre of player to MLS.
The striker has 15 caps for Hungary to date, including five in the nation's recent 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Nemeth will line up at Kansas City with English striker Dom Dwyer who himself enjoyed an impressive 2014 season - scoring 22 goals in 33 games.
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