Wolfsburg's Marcel Schafer may rule out MLS options after U.S. elections

Former Germany international Marcel Schafer said he is reconsidering seeking a contract in Major League Soccer following the U.S. elections last week.

"The vote has started a thinking process," the Wolfsburg defender said.

Former Germany international Schafer, 32, is under contract at Wolfsburg until June 2017.

He said that initially he planned to look for an MLS contract next summer so he could spend the remainder of his career in the United States and be closer to his mother, who is based in Atlanta.

However, following the U.S. presidential elections last week which saw Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, Schafer said he is now reconsidering his plans.

"It's thought-provoking," he told Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

"The option [to move to the U.S.] is still there, but I am no longer that sure. The vote has started a thinking process.

"Looking at the election campaign, a lot of things happened which are inconsistent with my values. Especially because I am an athlete."

Schafer won the last of his eight caps for Germany in 2010. He is Wolfsburg's most decorated player with 254 top flight appearances, and won the league with Die Wolfe in 2009 and the German cup in 2015.