MLS league chief Don Garber has stated he will welcome United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger to the league.
The Germany world cup winner joined Manchester United from Bayern Munich in 2015 and went on to make 38 appearances.
However, he has been unable to secure a starting berth under Jose Mourinho, prompting talk of a transfer.
“Of course we follow Bastian’s situation,” the MLS commissioner said.
“He’s an old acquaintance for the United States, for example through the 2014 World Cup, when he played against the US team. He also played against the MLS All-Stars with Bayern in 2014.
“We would welcome Bastian with open arms. He would be a leader for our many young players.”
MLS sides have already registered their interest in Schweinsteiger, with FC Dallas president Dan Hunt saying recently that he would want the former Germany international at the Texas club.
“He’s a terrific player. I have admired him and the success his team had. It’s no coincidence. He’s a winner,” he told German website SPOX.
“At the moment, we only have space for one designated player and we wanted to fill this with a striker. Maybe it will change. We will see.”
Schweinstiger would follow other European greats who have headed across the pond in recent years, including Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard.