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Frank Lampard

35-Year-Old Midfielder     New York City FC  MLS


England

Birthdate:  July 21, 1979    Birthplace:  Romford, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  174 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a designated player contract with New York City FC in July 2014 on a free transfer from Chelsea.

July 25, 2014    Frank Lampard News

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After being introduced by New York City FC yesterday Lampard may undertake a temporary loan to Melbourne City as he waits for the next Major League Soccer season to begin, reports Sky Sports.

While the current MLS season is underway, New York City FC doesn't enter the league until next year. Lampard said there haven't been specific loan discussions yet, but that a short-term loan is a possibility.

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July 24, 2014

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Lampard officially joined New York City FC of Major League Soccer on Thursday after signing a designated player contract.

Lampard moves on a free transfer from Chelsea, who decided after last season to let their all-time leading goal scorer leave. Lampard's best days are behind him, but he's still a capable scorer from the midfield and he'll be a vital piece of the NYC FC attack along with former Barcelona striker David Villa, who was the club's first signing earlier this year.

July 23, 2014

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Lampard is expected to complete his move to MLS side New York City FC on Thursday, ESPN FC reports.

Lampard will join former Barcelona star David Villa with the expansion club set to begin play in 2015. Lampard was unable to come to a new agreement with Chelsea, where he spent the last 13 years of his career, leaving as the club's all-time leader scorer with 211 goals. He will come in as one of the highest-profile players in Major League Soccer with plenty still left in the tank.

June 22, 2014

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Lampard, who did not play in both of England's losses so far in the World Cup, is expected to start and captain the team Tuesday against Costa Rica, the BBC reports.

Lampard could be making his final appearance for England on Tuesday, which would mark his 106th cap. England have already been eliminated from the knockout stage, but Costa Rica need just a draw to win Group D. It will be a summer of finals for Lampard, who is also expected to leave Chelsea after 429 appearances.

May 31, 2014

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Lampard has reportedly agree to a free transfer to MLS-side NYCFC, the Daily Mirror reports.

Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is also believed to be joining NYCFC, who will begin playing in the spring of 2015. Lampard was out of contract with Chelsea, who were not interested in bringing him back at his 150,000-per-week salary. He is Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals, and he will certainly be one of the better players in the U.S. league.

May 23, 2014

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Lampard was officially released by Chelsea on Friday, PremierLeague.com reports.

There is still a possibility that Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge, although it's a little surprising the two sides couldn't come to terms before Friday. His role has been minimized this season due to a number of midfield additions, but Lampard has made it clear that he isn't ready to hang up his boots quite yet.

May 16, 2014

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Contract discussions between Lampard and Chelsea have hit a rough patch, as Chelsea are asking the midfielder to take a significant pay cut, reports the Daily Mail.

Chelsea are angling to sign Lampard to a one-year contract extension, and manager Jose Mourinho would like to see the veteran work his way into coaching at the club. Chelsea bosses are working to control costs, though.

May 9, 2014

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Lampard is suffering from an illness and he may be held out of Sunday's season-finale at Cardiff City, the club's official web site reports.

Lampard has been an inconsistent performer this season, scoring six goals and assisting on three others in 26 appearances. There has been talk of re-signing him to another one-year contract, but nothing has been made official yet.