Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard take part in awkward American TV challenge

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Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have both been in America for a little while now and understand how things work on the other side of the Atlantic.

But even two of football’s consummate professionals must have felt embarrassed while taking part in this American v English challenge.

The former England internationals were given a series of words used in America and then asked to translate what they meant. (Scroll down this page to watch the video - but prepare to cringe).


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Lampard kicked things off by answering what ‘braces’ meant in American.

Fairly obvious, that one.

Gerrard was then asked to describe what a ‘bog’ is - and incorrectly guessed that it was a toilet.

“I guess it could be,” the host said, before adding: “it’s kinda like a swamp.”

Bad luck, Stevie.

Video: Lampard & Gerrard take on the challenge

Back to Lampard, who was then asked to explain what a “trolley” is in America.

“Like a shopping trolly?” the Romford-born midfielder replied, hopefully, while impersonating a shopper pushing a, erm, trolly.

“That’s in England,” the presenter bit back. “Have you been in San Fransisco?

“In America, trolleys are the buses that run on the cables.”

Lampard admitted: “I wouldn’t have got that!”

Gerrard was then embarrassed again when he failed to correctly guess the American meaning of the word “bonnet”.

It wasn’t, as Gerrard stated, a car bonnet.

In fact, it’s something that a baby wears over its head.

“I taught you guys something today,” the presenter finished by saying, while both Lampard and Gerrard smiled and laughed along a little awkwardly.

Lampard is enjoying a better season

In terms of the action on the pitch, it’s Lampard who is enjoying the better time of it in Major League Soccer this season.

The former Chelsea star has scored nine goals in 14 appearances this term for New York City FC, who currently sit top of the MLS Eastern Conference.

Gerrard, meanwhile, has scored three goals in 18 matches for LA Galaxy, who are currently fifth in the Western Conference, without a win in four games.

Who has been the bigger success in MLS: Lampard or Gerrard? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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