USA boss Klinsmann thrilled for MLS following Dempsey return

Juergen Klinsmann has given his insight into Clint Dempsey’s return to Major League Soccer.

Juergen Klinsmann has given his insight into Clint Dempsey’s return to Major League Soccer.

The former Fulham star recently left Tottenham to sign with Seattle Sounders and the move has been welcomed by USA boss Klinsmann who feels it is a major coup for the domestic league.

“It’s been a huge week. Having Clint back in the United States and joining MLS is big and I think everyone in the US is excited about the news,” Klinsmann told USsoccer.com.

“I am thrilled for MLS because you have an outstanding player now hopefully filling more stadiums and getting even more kids and people excited about the game.

“For Clint it’s a challenge, coming from one of the top leagues in the world, coming back to the US and being back in MLS where we still have to work on a lot of things.

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“Clint himself has set the highest benchmark for himself over the last year. He became our captain and he has to keep that benchmark and he knows that. I told him that over the last two years that he’s got to go for the next level.

“Obviously we want the best Clint Dempsey ever and that’s what we’re going to push him toward as we begin to look toward Brazil. He has set a high standard for himself, and it’s up to us coaches to make sure he keeps that high standard.”

 
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