‘I have no regrets’ – 27-year-old says  after making 2 appearances for Chelsea in 7 years

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Matt Miazga signed up for Chelsea from MLS side New York Red Bulls in January 2016 as a 20-year-old promising centre-back.

Miazga only made two senior appearances for the Blues, and went on loan for the next six-and-a-half seasons.

The American had seven loan spells with five different clubs – Vitesse, Nantes, Reading, Anderlecht, and Alaves.

Miazga, who’s 27 years old, never featured again for Chelsea after those first two games.

He has now sealed a move back to Major League Soccer, and has signed up for FC Cincinnati.

Speaking about his time as a Chelsea player, Miazga has said he has no regrets.

“It’s been quite a ride and I’m very thankful for it,” Miazga told reporters at his first press conference as an FC Cincinnati player.

“I’ve been able to live in so many different countries – play football, my passion, in so many different countries. And meet so many new people, so many lifelong friends that I’ll always have, teammates and people within the clubs that I played at, as well as immersing myself in new cultures, new places to live, and learning.

“When I look back, I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

“When I left Red Bull I was, what, 20 years of age? I had a good year that year, we were able to win a Supporters’ Shield and everything worked out,” Miazga went on.

“There was a lot of interest for me, and when Chelsea comes calling, when [Jose] Mourinho calls you and you’re able to meet with him in London, you’re not going to say no, really. It’s a dream and it was a proud moment to be wanted by a massive club like that.”