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Frings open to MLS switch

October 26, 2010

Werder Bremen captain Torsten Frings will set his sights on a move to Major League Soccer if he fails to land a new contract with his current employers at the end of this season.

Torsten Frings
GettyImagesTorsten Frings would consider a move to the United States

Frings, 33, has played for Bremen for over ten years across two stints but has yet to agree terms on a new deal with the club's hierarchy.

Frings has spent his whole career in Germany - having also had spells at Alemannia Aachen, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich - but insists he will look farther afield if released come the summer.

And New York - home of the Red Bulls MLS franchise, which already boasts the talents of Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez and Juan Pablo Angel - appears to be his preferred destination.

"I will definitely have one or two [more] years playing football," Frings said in an interview with Die Welt newspaper. "Werder Bremen is for sure my first choice [but] if I leave, it will not be for another German club.

"The United States, it excites me. I am fan of America, and New York is my dream city."