In basketball you have the point guard, the football you have the quarterback, in soccer you have the Number 10. The Number 10 in soccer is the equivalent to all of these. This is the playmaker. This is the person that can be the star, who can bring the drama in and out of the locker room, someone who garnishes a lot of attention. MLS needs more of these. Someone who can create a beautiful play as well as stir up controversy.
Here are some Number 10's that clubs need to call to create that something extra special this season:
With Chivas USA this close to landing the 34 year old, it's time for another club to give him a shot. After Palmeiras shot down the playmaker a few days ago it's time for a team to really give him an offer he can't refuse. Riquelme has the skill still at this age but his defending is non-exsistent and can be a sulking character who needs reassurance of himself from time to time. No doubt though, his ego and skills would be welcomed in MLS.
2. Shunsuke Nakamura
In the mold of David Beckham and Juninho, Nakamura is a free kick specialist who could light the league on fire. Also 34 years old, he has played for clubs such as Celtic and Espanyol. It is unknown if he is willing to leave his hometown club Yokohama F. Marinos though. In the mean time, check out some of his goals below.
The youngest of the bunch at 32, Ronny's been linked with MLS since he left Milan. Now at Atletico Mineiro, it is hard to tell if Ronny even wants a move to the North American league. Recently called up for a game against England, it'll be tough to persuade this former Ballon d'Or winner to MLS until after the 2014 World Cup.
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