Esteban Cambiasso expected to join MLS

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Jermain Defoe, Clint Dempsey, Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Esteban Cambiasso?

Well according to River Plate club president Rodolfo D'Onofrio, it is looking like the Argentinian international is set to become the newest Designated Player in Major League Soccer.

A report from Argentine news agency Telam, D'Onofrio says that he wanted to bring the 33 year old back to the club he played for in 2001-02, but has been thwarted by the MLS.

Télam quotes D'Onofrio as saying the veteran Cambiasso "will not come [to River Plate] because he will definitely play in the United States."

This would definitely be another coup for the league, going along with the likes of Michael Bradley and the aforementioned Defoe joining MLS in January.

The move would be another coup for Commissioner Don Garber and co, getting an established and well known player like Cambiasso to choose North America over his homeland Argentina and his former club River.

Cambiasso has been at Internazionale since 2004 and has accumulated 300 games for the Nerrazzuri, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2010 to go along with five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia wins.

He has made 52 appearances for his national side, scoring five times and appearing at the 2006 World Cup in Germany but was controversially left out of the 2010 WC squad by a controversial Diego Maradona who called Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez one of his two best players, the other being Lionel Messi.

Other players possibly joining Cambiasso in MLS in the summer are Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, John Terry and Didier Drogba all of whom have been linked to join in the past weeks.

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