Why are the MLS considered a retirement league?

The MLS is often labeled a 'retirement league' due to its reputation for attracting big-name players in the twilight of their careers. The likes of David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and more recently Gonzalo Higuain, all made the move stateside past their prime. This trend, coupled with the perception of a lower competitive level than in Europe, has led many to see MLS as a swansong for aging stars looking for one final payday. However, it's essential to note that the league is making strides to attract and develop young talent too. In my view, though it's a part-retirement league, it's also evolving into much more.

Jul, 23 2023