25 Jul 2014

Lampard joins MLS

7:43 am on 25 July 2014

Chelsea's all-time top scorer Frank Lampard has signed with America's Major League Soccer 2015 expansion side New York City FC, but his England international future remains uncertain.

The 36-year-old midfielder played for England last month in the World Cup.

Lampard scored 211 goals in 13 seasons at Chelsea where he won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and the 2012 Champions League.

Lampard joins a team that signed ex-Spain star David Villa to a three-year deal last month and is guided by sporting director Claudio Reyna, a retired US star, and coached by Jason Kreis.

The club, a joint effort between Major League Baseball's New York Yankees and English Premier League side Manchester City, will launch its inaugural season next year, playing out of Yankee Stadium until a planned new park is completed.

Lampard says in terms of England, he's had a bit of time after the World Cup, which was obviously a huge disappointment, and now needs to think about his international future.