Blanco still hoping to retire at Club America

The 40-year-old Mexican great is still seeking another challenge in his playing career and believes he can be a top-flight player after spending time in Mexico's second tier.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco may have spent the last three years in Mexico’s Ascenso MX and be 40 years old, but he’s still looking for new challenges in his career and has reiterated a lasting desire to retire at Club America.

“My contract is at an end and we’ll see where we’re going to go,” Blanco said in an interview with ESPN. “We’re waiting for my agent to give me the options. In 15 days I’ll have something or I’ll go back to Culiacan (Sinaloa).”

The Dorados de Sinaloa forward completed 90 minutes in 25 games over the last two seasons, scoring nine times, and he believes he still has what it takes to play in Liga MX.

“I feel good, I play 90 minutes in Culiacan, I don’t have any problem, the important thing is to train and prepare well,” Blanco said. “In the second division, it is more dynamic, you run more to help your team.”

A veteran of three World Cups and former Designated Player standout for the Chicago Fire in MLS, Blanco is not giving up on a dream return to where he debuted back in 1992.

“I would love to retire with America, but it’s not my decision, it’s the board’s,” said Blanco, adding that he is hoping the Aguilas will be crowned champions this Clausura championship.

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