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Giorgio Chiellini on the MLS Cup final: “It could be my last game”

The Italian defender says that the MLS Cup final could be his last ever game.

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The historic Italian defender recognizes that the MLS Cup could be his last game as a footballer.

At 39 years of age, Giorgio Chiellini, who now plies his trade with MLS club LAFC, has admitted that his playing days may be coming to an end.

Los Angeles FC took a huge step forward when they were crowned Western Conference champions, defeating Houston Dynamo 2-0 and celebrating at home in front of a packed BMO.

MLS Cup final

Now, they are just one game away from beating Columbus Crew, winning the MLS Cup and lifting the long-awaited second title, a goal that the Los Angeles side have had since the start of the season.

Chiellini, who left Juventus to join Major League Soccer on a free transfer, knows that this could be his last game as a professional player, and he will be aiming to lift the cup.

“I have to understand what I have to follow: My head, my heart and my legs, a lot of different calls. It could be my last game, we’ll see,” Chiellini told reporters.

On Cincinnati

He added: “I think Cincinnati is by far the best team in the league. They were unlucky, but they missed a chance to win (the MLS Cup). They had the best in terms of quality and experience.”