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Seattle Sounders coach Schmid: Returning US players good for MLS

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid believes that players who have represented the USA national team returning to Major League Soccer is a plus.

With 38-time capped midfielder Benny Feilhaber coming back home to saddle up with New England Revolution, Schmid said that having these types of guys back in the system, with the amount that go out, can only be good for the domestic league.

"It's always an ebb and a flow. You're going to lose some and you're going to gain some back. You look at losing Stuart Holden recently and getting someone like Benny back or Charlie Davies," he said.

"I think that's always going to happen. That's just a natural progression of everything. It's good to get those guys back because they come back with the experiences that they've gained in Europe. It's also good because it gives our league (a look) at how we compare with the leagues there.

"It gives them a good comparison on how we compare there as well. Obviously for those players now it's a matter of coming back, adjusting and so forth. …I'm sure Benny will do well. Benny's a quality player."

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Andrew Slevison
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