Danny Wilson's Rangers exit backfires with MLS nightmare reportedly over

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on May 05, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Did Oxford United target Danny Wilson simply leave Glasgow Rangers for the wrong club?

Danny Wilson of Colorado Rapids during the MLS match between DC United and Colorado Rapids at Audi Field on July 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.

You have to feel for Danny Wilson.

It is not often British players force themselves out of their comfort zone after all. Wilson did, walking away from Rangers for the second time to join Colorado Rapids in the MLS during the January 2018 transfer window. But he now looks set to return to the UK just 18 months into a three-year contract.

According to the Mail (23 June, page 56) Wilson is heading to the third tier of English football with Oxford United. He certainly would not have been expecting to play against Rotherham, Southend and Tranmere just a year after moving to Denver.

 

But Wilson’s impending exit from American football is a result of some dreadful performances at the heart of Colorado’s back line. The Rapids are currently bottom of the MLS Western Conference, picking up just 16 points from 17 games.

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It is no real surprise that Wilson has found himself out of the team in recent weeks.

Danny Wilson of Rangers heads the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In fact, this is the second time in his career that the 27-year-old appears to have left Rangers at the wrong time and for the wrong club.

Almost a decade ago, he joined Premier League giants Liverpool amid huge expectations and comparisons with Anfield and Scotland legend Alan Hansen. Nine games later, his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was over.

It looks like his American dream is over, too.

Danny Wilson #4 of Colorado Rapids reacts after their 1-0 loss to the Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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