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Man City star looks set to join David Beckham in the MLS

It’s old news that David Silva will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season. Now there’s news on what he might do after his departure.

According to the Manchester Evening News, David Silva may join David Beckham’s new MLS franchise when he departs the Etihad Stadium. Apparently, Silva would be joining Inter Miami as their marquee foreign player next season.

He’s already stated in the past that after signing a one-year extension with Man City for this season that after he leaves, he wouldn’t join another Premier League team. With Beckham part owning the Miami side, he obviously gets a say in what’s happening. He is supposedly keen to bring in a Spanish speaking star to bring in Florida’s large Hispanic community.

The ex-Man United player and England captain had an option to buy an MLS expansion side written into his contract when he joined Los Angeles Galaxy 12 years ago. Beckham understands first hand what bringing in a globally successful player to an American side can do for its reputation. He’s been there and done that himself, and now he’s using that as a business strategy.

David Silva has become a legend for Man City and has helped them win a lot of competitions and league trophy’s over the years. He will fit the MLS bill perfectly but the 33-year-old will have to wait to get started. He will still be under contract at the Etihad when the season gets started in March in America.

Beckham on the hunt for talent

Beckham is on the hunt for stars to feature in his rising team and has recently been in Barcelona to try and track down wanted squad members. The names Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have been whispered when it comes to this topic but I think Silva will be a more realistic option.

So, with Silva looking likely to leave the blues at the end of the year and Beckham on the hunt, could this be the journey that David Silva will now take? And who should Pep Guardiola bring in to replace him? Can he be replaced? I’m sure we will find out next year.

Punters Best Friend Major League Soccer betting stats and free betting tips

The Punters Best Friend is here again with another statistical MLS betting masterclass.

Check out below the highlighted matches we are going to cover in greater detail and our tips for each match…

TORONTO to win vs Houston Dynamo 3-0

Finally, Toronto has started to build up some momentum, they have been the MLS’s yo-yo team this year who just can’t seem to get three wins on the bounce. However, they can do just that this weekend against a struggling Houston Dynamo who got spanked 5-0 last week.

Philadelphia Union & Chicago Fire BTTS 2-1

Philadelphia lost heavily in their last game to a strong Salt Lake side who somehow managed to put 4 goals past them. They were away from home though, so I think in front of their home crowd they should do the business. They are prone to conceding however, so I think both teams to score is the best bet.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES to win vs Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0

San Jose is beating some high profile teams this season, and that should be no different on this occasion against a bottom of the table Vancouver Whitecaps. San Jose currently sits in 5th position and could slingshot themselves up into 3rd if results go their way. Vancouver has lost four games back to back and conceded 14 goals in the process. They sit bottom of the table and rightfully so. I think they’ll put up a fight but I wouldn’t expect miracles.

LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles FC over 2.5 goals 2-3

Los Angeles is the favourites to lift the MLS Cup this year, they’re form this season has been second to none. They come up against Zlatan though who lives for the big stage. I think Los Angeles will get the win but the safest bet would be over 2.5 goals.

FC Cincinnati vs New England Revolution over 2.5 goals 1-3

FC Cincinnati’s season is pretty much over, they’re just playing for pride now with the home crowd I fancy them to grab a goal. New England, however, is looking to make the playoffs. So a win here could move them from 8th into 5th.

12/1 >>> BTTS and win accumulator

132/1 >>> Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles all to win

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