Nelsen, however, has warned Elmer there's no first team guarantee.
â€śObviously it will be up to Jonas to force his way into the team,â€ť Nelsen told reporters following training on Friday. â€śWe need to have two guys at every position to provide competition. Nobody has a guaranteed position and everybody has to try and fight really hard in training to keep their spot. We want really healthy competition.â€ť
Elmer says he always fancied MLS after seeing David Beckham make the move.
â€śMy agent in Switzerland told me that this club really needed a left back,â€ť Elmer told MLSsoccer.com. â€śThat was one week ago and now I have just finished my first training session. Thatâ€™s how it works in football sometimes. It just happens very quickly.
â€śWhen David Beckham arrived here [back in 2007], you could see the video in Europe and see what a fantastic league it is here,â€ť Elmer added. â€śIt just fascinated me and thatâ€™s why I decided to come here.â€ť