Arguably the greatest English footballer of the 21st century, Steven Gerrard has invaded America.
After making his LA Galaxy debut in the International Champions Cup followed by a second half outing in the US Open Cup earlier this week, Gerrard scored his first goal in MLS after his team thrashed San Jose on Friday night.
Before making his first three appearances for the Galaxy in the past week, he had never played club football outside of his respective home country before. It’s more than just getting used to turf pitches, strip malls, hot dogs, and far-flung flights. The cities, clubs, and cultures Gerrard is leaving behind are nothing like what he’ll find in La-La Land.
Here’s a comparison of what Gerrard has left behind versus his new home in southern California: