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Sporting Kansas City's Nielsen to end career in MLS

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen says he will end his playing days in MLS and not in his native home of Denmark.

The 35-year old has been with SKC since 2010 after spending time with Millwall, Aalborg, Leciester City and Vejle and has cooled suggestions that he could continue his career back in Denmark, although he is open to the possibility of coaching in his homeland.

"I can almost with 100 percent certainty that I will not be returning home to Denmark to play. One should never say never in football, but I am determined to finish my active career in the United States," he told

"Just a few days ago I talked with the club to make the contract a little longer, and why not? I enjoy life over here, and we have a young and exciting team, I would like to be a part of for a long time."

"I need to start with the (coaching) A-course as the next. Unfortunately the US education is not included in the FIFA system, so I have to consider whether it is worth it - if I see myself as a coach in the United States or Denmark, for example. It is certainly not impossible that I return to Denmark as coach again."

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