BOURNEMOUTH, England -- At 36 and with almost two decades of professional football behind him, there is something refreshingly childlike about Jermain Defoe. Elite sport is a tough business and Defoe, slightly built and standing at just 5-foot-6, has endured almost two decades of being on the wrong end of bruising challenges by imposing, physical defenders. Yet it hasn't done anything to quell his enthusiasm for the game. Indeed, you'd expect the exact opposite:
Jermain Defoe has told ESPN FC he would not rule out a return to the MLS and said his move to Toronto in 2014 had come too early in his career.
Bournemouth forward Defoe, 36, scored 12 goals in 21 appearances for Toronto after leaving Tottenham but returned to the Premier League with Sunderland a year later after being told by Toronto president Tim Leiweke to "get the hell out of our way if you don't want to be here."
Defoe's year in the MLS left a strong impression on the former West Ham striker,...