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MLS’s Inter Miami snags Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain, MLS, Inter Miami, Juventus

Another star of a European club has crossed the Atlantic to join the Major League Soccer (MLS).

This time, it’s Argentinian Gonzalo Higuain, who joins Inter Miami from Juventus of the Serie A. Higuain joins the squad after stints in his native Argentina, the Serie A, La Liga, and the English Premier League and following years of speculation that he would be playing for an MLS side.

The addition of the 32-year-old Higuain is a welcome addition for Inter Miami, which is in its first season in the MLS and is headed by former LA Galaxy star David Beckham. He joins his Juventus teammate and another European player in France’s Blaise Matuidi, who joined the team last month. 

The MLS squad, however, has struggled in their maiden season, as Inter Miami finds itself at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with just two wins in 11 matches played so far. Inter Miami in particular has struggled to put the ball at the back of the net, as it has just nine goals in its 11 matches. Their latest addition can certainly help in that department. 

Higuain is a durable center forward who has played in more than 600 matches in the last 16 years and has scored more than 300 goals for River Plate in Argentina, Real Madrid, Napoli, Juventus, AC Milan, and Chelsea. He has also represented Argentina numerous times internationally, with 31 goals in 71 appearances for La Albiceleste. Together with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, he helped Argentina reach the 2014 World Cup Final, where they lost to Germany in extra time.