Steven Gerrard’s MLS career comes to end with penalty shoot out defeat in Colorado

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Steven Gerrard’s MLS career ended in defeat on Sunday night, with LA Galaxy losing to Colorado Rapids in the play-offs.

Gerrard, 36, won’t be staying beyond his contract in Los Angeles and is expected to return back to Merseyside this week – potentially taking up a role at Liverpool as part of Jurgen Klopp‘s coaching team.

It’s been a pretty disappointing 18 months for Gerrard in America and the former Liverpool captain has looked a shadow of himself.

His final game saw him come off the bench for his first appearance for Galaxy since October 2nd.

Galaxy were leading 1-0 from the first-leg in the Western Conference semi-final, but Colorado won 1-0 and took the game to penalties.

Gerrard scored his spot kick past former Everton ‘keeper Tim Howard, but Giovanni Dos Santos, Ashley Cole and Jeff Larentowicz all missed theirs, sending Colorado through to the Western final.

Gerrard’s American adventure – and likely his football career – therefore ending at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on the outskirts of Denver.

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