The Phenomenon returns! Okay, it may only be for Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the NASL but Ronaldo will be tormenting defenders once again...hopefully.
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima announced in January that he would be willing to help out the American side but now he is making a conscious effort to drop a few sizes and start firing in the goals again
After four years out of the game, Ronaldo may not be breaking his way back into the Brazil squad any time soon, but we can always dream.
“It’s going to happen,” Ronaldo stated. “I have already said so. But it’s going to be a bit later, in the play-offs.”
There will be quite a wait for Ronaldo fans to endure before he laces up his shooting boots once more, as he aims to be playing in time for the play-offs which (if the Strikers make it) do not start until November. An anti-climax indeed.
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Ronaldo added: “For now, we are organising it all, but I am going to have a [weight] goal."
This news will be music to the ears of every football fan who fell in love with Ronaldo and his sublime scoring ability. He will, of course, never reach those highs again, but just to see him back will be a fantastic sight.
The Strikers will be a new name to add to the 38-year-old's more than impressive CV, but is on the other end of the spectrum compared to the mammoth teams he has played for in the past, which include Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Corinthians and Real Madrid.
The three times world player of the year will be hoping his efforts, come play off season, will help Strikers into the MLS and, if his past history is anything to go by, they will be hoping he features sooner.
Does anybody have Dunga's number?