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Sheva's American Dream
BBC Sport, May 21st, 2007 3:30PM

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During a press conference in which he reflected on his first season at Chelsea, Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko told reporters he'd like to play in Major League Soccer one day. "Soccer is growing in the US and I would like to be a part of that," he said. "I played there last summer against the Major League Soccer All-Stars and I saw that it is definitely improving." It goes without saying that Shevchenko would be a welcome addition to any MLS team. However, despite a poor first season at Chelsea and persistent rumors linking him with a return to Champions League finalist AC Milan, Sheva will not likely be coming stateside any time soon.

While he admitted to being disappointed with his first season at Stamford Bridge, the Ukrainian defended his performances. "It wasn't a great season but it hasn't been the worst. In the end, despite everything, I ended up with 14 goals and 11 or 12 assists - and that's not a bad season," he said. "I know people wanted 30 goals a season but the reality is that it can't happen every season. With all the problems I had, I don't think I did that badly." Shevchenko missed the last few games of the season, including the F.A. Cup final which Chelsea won, due to a groin injury.

"I didn't play in my position this year," he added. "I was playing further behind, away from goal, which is different from how I played at Milan and maybe that's why Didier Drogba scored so many goals this year."

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