Tim Howard has recently suggested MLS should force Frank Lampard to join New York City FC, an upcoming MLS team based in New York, when his loan expires. Since the team doesn’t start playing until March, the midfielder has been on loan to Manchester City, who co-owns the new MLS team with the New York Yankees.
Although the loan is going to expire at the end of this month, Man City is interested in extending Lampard’s stay because of his recent performance.
But Howard says his country’s top professional league should try to prevent the loan from being extended and blamed MLS for allowing the loan to happen in the first place.
“The MLS have made their own problem,” Howard told British newspapers. “New York is owned by Man City. Frank Lampard is playing at Man City, doing very well.
“Man City own the world … and I think Frank being part of a title-winning team is a little higher up their priorities. [MLS] made that bed.”