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Titus Bramble on his way to MLS

May 23, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

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With Paolo Di Canio admitting to his defender there’s no room for him at the Stadium of Light, talkSPORT is reporting Titus Bramble will say goodbye to the English Premier League in exchange for a switch stateside.

The 31-year-old center back has played 13 seasons in the Premier League with Ipswich, Newcastle, Wigan, and Sunderland. However, his switch to the Black Cats from Wigan in 2010 has seen Bramble record the two lowest appearances in a season in his career the last two seasons.

The England international confirmed on Twitter he’d be leaving, thanking the fans in the northeast corner of the country:

Bramble fell out of favor with the fiery Di Canio after the two butted heads on a number of occasions, and it was only released today that the defender will avoid a hefty fine for a number of spats with his boss.

He’s had his share of off-the-field incidents as well, being questioned by police in connection with rape, drugs, and sexual assault issues.  He’s never been actually charged with anything, so it shouldn’t present any work permit issue.

Who would Bramble sign with if he indeed heads to the United States?

  1. bobinkc - May 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Yah sure and boy howdy! Just what we need in the MLS, someone who fights with his boss all the time and can’t keep his hands out of the ladies’ pants. Oh, and don’t forget the good example for our children on drug abuse.

    I know, I know, the article says he’s never been charged, but where there’s smoke there’s fire. I think pro baseball and football provide more than enough bad examples to go around without adding the potential to soccer, too.

  2. geojock - May 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Seatttle Souunnnders. With Jaqua and Montero gone, they have a perfect place for him.

    • wesbadia - May 24, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      I wasn’t aware Jaqua and Montero played centerback…

      • geojock - May 24, 2013 at 8:56 AM

        He can replace their efforts off the field.

      • wesbadia - May 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        With what? Illegal substances and illegitimate relationships? Seattle doesn’t need him. And based on his reputation, neither does MLS.

      • geojock - May 28, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        Sorry. Just trolling a bit. No means no.

  3. danielofthedale - May 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    I cannot imagine that a MLS team could not find a better CB option than this guy. I always thought he was a liability when watching him at Newcastle, Wigan, and Sunderland.

  4. takethelongview - May 23, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    This is the sixth of eight posts on the blog so far today. (2 pm PDT) It is the first one that has anything to do with MLS specifically and American soccer generally. It is still the only such post. And the MLS link here is rather inchoate since it is primarily about the resolution of a player’s career in Europe.

    The site should, by all means, cover European soccer. And when events warrant, coverage may even lean towards Europe, as the day Sir Alex announced his retirement. But when MLS is in season, and most of the European leagues have concluded, shouldn’t the balance tip towards coverage of the sport in THIS country?

    I am bored.

  5. pf1977 - May 24, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    what MLS team in their right mind would want this guy? his on field performance makes him a complete liability and i’d be worried about his off field behavior as well.

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