[MLS] Former French World Cup champion Robert Pires has told lequipe.fr that he turned down an offer from MLS's Philadelphia Union, saying he didn't want to be difficult but he'd prefer to play in a "beautiful city." And what is his idea of a "beautiful city"?
Pires, who has played his last season at Spanish club Villarreal, said the Union offer wasn't very attractive enough.
He hoped to get other offers. "If not," he added, "I'll retire."
Pires indicated he wanted to play again, though. He said he didn't want to finish on a false note.
"Even if I can't play 60 games in a season," he said, "I can bring something, my experience."
And Pires' idea of a beautiful city?
He said he hoped his longtime French teammate Thierry Henry joined the New York Red Bulls.
"That is a beautiful city," he said.