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Anderlecht's Kljestan: Playing against Belgium will be special

Sacha Kljestan made his first start under Juergen Klinsmann for the USA national team in their international friendly against Belgium on Wednesday night.

Prior to the Cleveland clash, the 27-year old Anderlecht midfielder explained how the match would mean so much more to him than any other US player because of his ties with Belgian football as a two-time Pro League title winner.

"It's special for me because I play against a lot of these guys week in and week out," Kljestan said.

"I've watched the Belgian team and followed them very closely."

He added: "Normal soccer fans in the States don't know, but in my opinion, Belgium is one of the best teams in the world right now."

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