Cardiff City player-coach Danny Gabbidon plays for Chicago Fire

By Rob PhillipsBBC Wales football correspondent
Danny Gabbidon, Cardiff City
Danny Gabbidon has also played for West Brom, Queen's Park Rangers and Crystal Palace

Cardiff City defender and coach Danny Gabbidon played for American MLS side Chicago Fire in a friendly against Queens Park Rangers, on Thursday.

The Welsh international, 35, had permission from the Bluebirds to take part in the 1-0 victory for the American outfit.

Gabbidon has played just twice for the Championship side this season.

His current Cardiff deal is due to expire in the summer and a move to the US could help extend his career.

The centre-back first played for Cardiff between 2000 and 2005 before joining West Ham.

He re-signed for the Bluebirds at the start of the 2014-15 season and was also handed a coaching role, by then manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Gabbidon also took temporary charge of Cardiff, along with Scott Young, when Solskjaer departed in September.

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