Kaká and Robert Earnshaw star but can MLS veterans thrive over a long season?

Wise heads showed the way this weekend, while the New York teams had siffering fortunes on the pitch

Last week, shortly after the 33-year-old Welsh forward Robert Earnshaw announced his retirement from the national team, there was a brief wake among fans and journalists for the player on Twitter. With the news coming only a few days ahead of Wales’ European Championship qualifier against Israel, more than a few remembered Earnshaw’s first full international in 2002, in which he scored the winner in a remarkable 1-0 victory against Germany in a friendly at the Millennium Stadium. It would be the first of 16 goals in 58 international appearances.

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