Tue 21 February 2023 | 18:16

Chiellini insists he’s in love with the American soccer

Joining Los Angeles FC last year, Chiellini quickly built bonds with players in the locker room as he insists he was an MLS fan way before joining the American club.

Giorgio Chiellini finished his near-two-decade spell in Turin at the end of the last season and joined Los Angeles FC. He won 20 trophies with Juventus. However, the Italian insists he was a fan of American soccer way before joining the league.

Chiellini told

Los Angeles Times


“I arrived here in order to enjoy this league, discover new things, understand how is soccer now, at what level, in the U.S. And also in order to understand a different view of the sports business and sports here. It’s a huge difference."

On whether he's thinking about retirement or not, the former Juventus defender said: “

It’s very hard thinking about the next year.

“I have learned in my career after 30, then 32 and imagine now at 38, that you can’t have a long plan because everything changes so quickly. You have to be ready to adapt. I’m living in the moment.”

His LAFC teammate Acosta added:

“He actually surprised me because he literally watches every single MLS game. He knows all the players. When he first came in, he already knew my name and where I played previously, and how many games."



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source: the Times

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