The Liverpool captain has announced he is leaving Anfield at the end of the season.
Portland Timbers defender Ridgewell wrote in the Daily Mail: "It's great Steven Gerrard is contemplating a move to the MLS, for him and the game in America. I have been out in the U.S. with Portland Timbers for half a season and loved every second.
"You can relax and enjoy a calm way of life. Stevie would have gone out in Liverpool and been asked for pictures and autographs but will be able to walk around whichever city he chooses in relative anonymity.
"I can understand if he goes for LA Galaxy. We played there last season and were able to go out on the beach the day before the game as people went rollerblading up and down. What better way to spend your remaining years?"