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Raul Jimenez hints at possible future in MLS

Lizzy Becherano
Raul Jimenez hints at a possible future in Major League Soccer.
Raul Jimenez hints at a possible future in Major League Soccer. / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages
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Forward Raul Jimenez has hinted at a possible future in Major League Soccer, admitting he could see himself playing in the United States. 

The Mexican international currently features for Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers after arriving in 2018 initially on loan from Benfica. 

“MLS is always a possibility and I don’t close the door to any league. I could return to Liga MX, but I can see myself playing in the United States. In the past I could’ve played in China and right now I might even consider that, so you never know” said Jimenez. 

The 30-year-old player kicked off his career in Mexico, spending four seasons with Club America before making his move abroad to Atletico Madrid. Jimenez left La Liga after only one year, transferring to Benfica and eventually Wolves. 

Since making his professional debut in 2011, Jimenez has recorded 124 goals and 55 assists in 391 appearances across all competitions. This season alone, the forward managed six goals and three assists in 28 matches after returning from injuries. 

Internationally, Jimenez has become an integral part of the Mexican national team after making his first appearance for the senior side in 2013. He’s recorded 27 goals in 90 caps, leading Mexico to several titles. 

Should he join Major League Soccer, he would become the latest Mexican international in the league alongside Hector Herrera, Carlos Salcedo, Alan Pulido, Chicharito, and Julian Araujo. 

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