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Former Chelsea star begins new chapter at New York City FC

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One of England's greatest ever midfielders is to finally begin the twilight years of his career playing Stateside for New York City FC.

Frank Lampard linked up with the side earlier this month after opting to finish the season with Manchester City and brings the curtain down on a 20 year stint in England during which time won three Premier League medals, four F.A. Cups, a Champions League and Europa League medal.

The former England International failed to win any silverware at Man City, however he did enjoy cameo appearances and was one of the standout performers for the Blues. 

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Straight into it

He joined up with the NYC side after a few weeks rest and will be amongst the action in familiar territory as he has been named in the MLS All-Star side to play Premier League outfit Spurs next month, having not even played a game yet.

Lampard joins the likes of David Villa at NYCFC and will have to quickly get up to speed after taking time to recuperate from the end of the Premier League season. The ex-Chelsea man has spent the past month in the gym acclimatising to the conditions and atmosphere in the States.

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The player's class has never left him over the years and although many believed the legs had finally gone for Lampard, an impressive stint at Man City should be enough to convince fans over the Atlantic that Frank Lampard certainly still has the ability to dictate the play from the heart of the team.

Renewing acquaintances 

A fixture surely marked out on Lampard's diary and football fans worldwide will be New York City's trip to LA where Lampard will come up against long time England compatriot and rival at club level Steven Gerrard who is eager to make a similar impact for Galaxy.

Both Premier League legends will have to take a bit of time to get up to speed with the heat and style of play in the USA, however excitement is surely building in the MLS for two of the top midfielders of our generation to impress in America.

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