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Ronaldinho to MLS (finally)? His brother says it could happen this summer


Ronaldinho, Queretaro FC

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At this point, the number of times that Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer is simply too high to count. So, what’s another rumor thrown onto the giant heap of ‘Dinho-to-MLS proclamations?

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This time, though, the speculation comes from what would appear to be a more reliable source than, perhaps, ever before — Ronaldinho’s brother.

According to the brother, Ronaldinho is likely to leave Liga MX side Queretaro in the summer, following a season-long dispute with the club over his tardy arrival for preseason and, at times, the paying of wages. And where’s a 35-year-old superstar with the name recognition of Ronnie to go once he leaves Mexico?

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MLS, of course. The brother doesn’t go so far as to mention any specific MLS teams, though one can safely assume that Ronaldinho would prefer to end up in either Los Angeles or New York, as is often the case with foreign stars and has been the case with those past Ronaldinho-to-MLS rumors.

At age 35, and having not played and performed regularly in almost five years, any MLS team that pays Ronaldinho the money he’s likely to command — at least $5 million per year, one would assume — is crazy and only going to end up the latest falling-out opponent for the Brazilian legend.

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