The Dutch forward is enjoying his life on loan in MLS and considers the crowds are a lot more carefree.
Brighton loanee Jurgen Locadia has promised fans in the United States can sit back and enjoy games more than they do in Europe.
The 26-year-old combined FC Cincinnati in February and scored on his MLS debut for the club against New York Red Bulls in a 3-2 loss.
Having previously played in the Eredivisie, Premier League, and Bundesliga, Locadia is enjoying playing facing MLS audiences that don’t take the game quite so seriously.
“The stadiums are way bigger than in Europe and I think the fans’ vibe is also different because I believe here in the States the fans enjoy the game more and in Europe, I get the feeling that people are more judge about the game,” Locadia informed Cincinnati.com.
“Here in the States, they come to enjoy the game and watch the players and drink beer. And in Europe, it’s more like, we need to win and they’re gonna judge you.
“They do not like when you play the ball back to the goalkeeper.”
Prior to the suspension of MLS due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cincinnati had lost their opening two games of the season with Locadia used as a substitute against Red Bulls before earning a start against Atlanta United.
While he has only had a brief taste of MLS, Locadia has taken to life in America and is open to the idea of creating his five-month loan permanent should Brighton agree to allow their player to go.
“I like it so far in Cincinnati and the league too,” Locadia stated.
“I speak with my agent too and he said at the end of the day it’s my decision, and I told him I am happy here, so if we can figure something out with Brighton and Cincinnati, which I know will be difficult, we could try and repair the situation because. Cincinnati’s gotta say if they are gonna buy me or not and I believe Brighton has some work in it also.
“However, my agent called with Brighton already and they spoke about the situation and hopefully they can work something out.”
Locadia has made 43 appearances for Brighton since joining them from PSV in 2018.