during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Milton Keynes Dons and Chelsea at Stadium mk on January 31, 2016 in Milton Keynes, England.

Chelsea will not renew John Terry’s contract

John Terry’s 19 year career with Chelsea will come to an end this season as it was revealed that Chelsea will not renew Terry’s contract. It is the latest sign in the current revamp of Chelsea FC, who is currently struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Terry will leave as one of the best defenders in English National Team and Chelsea history. In 477 appearances with Chelsea, Terry amassed 40 goals as well as six goals in 78 appearances with the English National Team.

As a Chelsea player, Terry was also on hand for many of Chelsea’s trophy wins this century. Terry has won every main trophy in England and UEFA. Terry is a four-time EPL winner, five-time FA Cup winner, three-time Capital One Cup winner, two-time Community Shield winner along with winning the UEFA Champions League and Europa League once each. Terry’s trophy cabinet says it all.

Now the question will be where he will go next? He’s not going to retire but he’s not going to be playing in England. The easiest answer will be that he will follow so many older players like Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo and come to MLS. I would have to agree with that because that does seem like a logical situation.

I would have to assume that if Terry does come to MLS, he’s probably going to Los Angeles or New York like so many older big name players have done. While the Galaxy have become salary cap wizards recently and pairing Terry and newly signed Ashley Cole would be interesting, I can’t see that possibly happening under the current situation. But a reunion with Frank Lampard at NYCFC, that could be possible. NYCFC needs defensive help and while Terry will likely demand a lot of money, he probably won’t need DP money as long as NYCFC uses TAM to pay that down. I can definitely see him at NYCFC. Will that happen, it’ll remain to be seen.

Phillip Bupp

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