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Luke Rodgers eyes an MLS return after becoming free agent

25 March 1:59 pm

Luke Rodgers eyes an MLS return after becoming free agent

By Franco Panizo

If Luke Rodgers has his way, he will soon be back playing in MLS with the New York Red Bulls.

In an interview with Soccer by Ives posted on Monday, Rodgers said that he would like to return MLS, preferrably with the Red Bulls, now that has been released by League One club Shrewsbury Town and is a free agent. Rodgers (above, with Portsmouth in 2012) also stated that the US embassy recently told him that getting his work visa – which proved quite problematic in 2012 – would not be an issue.

While the 31-year-old forward would love to be back with New York, that ship may have already sailed. Under new management, the Red Bulls decided against signing the diminutive Englishman back in December and they recently acquired French forward Péguy Luyindula.

Rodgers, however, could still prove servicable to other MLS teams in need of bolstering their front lines. Rodgers scored nine times and assisted on three others in 23 games in his only season in MLS in 2011.