The Welsh winger has not started his American adventure in the best way
Gareth Bale arrived in Los Angeles on a free transfer at the beginning of July after ending his 9-year relationship with Real Madrid, with his transfer to Tottenham included.
5 Champions League, 3 Leagues, 2 Cups (1 from the King and another from the League), 3 Super Cups from Spain and as many from Europe plus 4 Club World Cups are the trophies that the Welshman brought in his suitcase to this new American adventure. To this is added an infinity of awards at the individual level both during his time in England and the almost decade that he wore the white shirt.
Now, after a good start with goals included, Bale is experiencing a repetition of his recent times in the Spanish capital. He barely counts for Steve Cherundolo, who tries to find a place for him on the pitch with the team’s established star Carlos Vela.
The captain who took his team to the next edition of the Qatar World Cup that will be played in November and December has seen how his participation in recent MLS games has been diminished.
The data of Gareth Bale in the MLS
He has played 10 games out of a possible 13 since he signed with the club, scoring 2 goals. His participation is reduced to only 27% of the minutes played, being lower the percentage of times that he has left the starting XI (15%).
The longest he’s been on the pitch was 62 minutes in a 1-1 draw at home to Minnesota a couple of nights ago, the other time he went over 31 minutes in the 4-1 loss to Austin. game, leaving the mark in an hour of game. Except for those two games, he has not played more than half an hour in any of the remaining 8 games: 18 minutes against Nashville in his debut, 25 minutes and a goal against Kansas City, 27 minutes against Seattle and 26 minutes and the second and last goal to date against Salt Lake was the Welshman’s start.
Since last August 7, he has been out of the squad in the next two games and in the streak of 4 losses, 1 win and 1 draw of the last 6 games (5 played at home) he has played 218 of 540 possible minutes, a 40% of game time which is 13% more than the total.
The sensation of the MLS in the sale of shirts, leader in this aspect after surpassing his teammate Carlos Vela and also a former Madrid player like Chicharito Hernández, has not yet finished starting in the American league competition, although Los Angeles follows hoping for.