DC United's Simms reveals European offers

DC United midfielder Clyde Simms turned down at least two European clubs in the off season to commit to MLS.

DC United midfielder Clyde Simms turned down at least two European clubs in the off season to commit to MLS.

"I thought about it a lot," said Simms, "and it was the right amount of money and security [with United]. Another thing is, I have a good situation here. I think a lot of guys go from team to team looking for a good situation, for things like playing time, enjoying where they're living. I've obviously had the playing time and I love D.C."

Dc United Head Coach Tom Soehn is clear why the team has a growing spirit.

"We went through a lot of adversity last year," he told mlsnet.com. "So many things that could've gone wrong that went wrong, [like] scheduling -- there were so many things that could've really deteriorated this group and even at the end when we were still out guys, the group really came together. I think we finished on a real positive and a real hunger to get back to work the following year."

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