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Rumor: Carles Puyol to play in MLS or Qatar

Could the Barcelona captain resume his playing career?


Carles Puyol is "not ruling anything out" when it comes to his future. The 37-year-old center back currently lives in New York and, according to ESPN FC, "has been working hard on his fitness." There has been speculation (spurred on by vague, non-committal quotes from Puyol) that he will play again. MLS will be his destination, specifically "the football team in New York." Puyol, allegedly, has a large offer on the table from the Colorado Rapids. The other, non-MLS option--typical for these kinds of rumors--is that he has offers to play in Qatar.

How serious should his intent to play again be taken? Puyol told Mundo Deportivo that he still hasn't regained any feeling in his knee and spends most of his time running after his daughter. He is merely a few months removed from being unable to walk down a flight of stairs. How that translates to chasing down attackers remains to be seen. In addition, the former Barcelona captain has yet to decide whether he will be playing or managing in the future.

Puyol, who played his entire career with FC Barcelona (and Barcelona B and C), retired from the sport in May of 2014. Following his retirement, he was named Assistant Director of Football at the club. However, he resigned from the position in January following the firing of Director Andoni Zubizarreta.

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