You didn't say Neeskens. You said Chris Dangerfield. Nobody has said there is anything wrong with wanting younger players here. I'm saying that Steve Gerrard being signed (the topic of this thread) doesn't prevent the players you want from being obtained. You're also ignoring that the world is very different today. Football wasn't dominated by a dozen megarich teams across four leagues in the seventies. Progression in things like training, injury treatment and management of stuff like diet and extracurricular activites has come a long way. A number of those stars smoked like chimneys and went to the pub after games. NASL likely didn't have 37 year olds because careers generally didn't last that long back then. You also couldn't see the Los Angeles skyline via a 3D rendering on an electronic device in your pocket. Living in Los Angeles was closer to being a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And the salaries? Back in the seventies, players were not looking at retiring as millionaire celebrities. Many had to work after they hung their boots up. It was a lot more enticing for a 28 year old Neeskens to go to glamourous New York City for a big wad of cash in 1974. These days, Ronaldo can get to LA and back in a long weekend for a mere sliver of his weekly wage. Not to mention the fact that the money NASL had to pay these players to come, helped it collapse.