It was a disappointing day for most New York City Football Club (NYCFC) fans as Frank Lampard announce that he will be leaving the team after the conclusion of 2016.
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) November 14, 2016
Lampard, 38, told BBC News “I have very much enjoyed my time, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city.”
The news may be no shock to some as New York City Football club suffered a brutal 7-0 (on aggregate) loss to Toronto FC in the playoffs, knocking them out in the first round. Nonetheless Lampard stated, “I leave with many great memories.”
Prior to coming to Major League Soccer (MLS) Lampard left the English Premier League as Chelsea Football Club’s all-time leading scorer with 211 goals for the club.
Lampard leaves New York with 15 goals in 31 appearances during his two-year tenure.
There is no indication of where Lampard will go next. Per the Guardian, if Lampard decides to retire, he will be offered a contract with Chelsea one last time as a coach or mentor.