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USA's Klinsmann wants MLS-based players to be loaned to Europe in winter

USA national team boss Juergen Klinsmann feels it would be beneficial if players based in Major League Soccer were to seek loan deals with European clubs this winter.

As the US prepares for friendlies with Scotland and Austria on Friday and Tuesday respectively, Klinsmann revealed his plans to have some of his squad head over to German or English clubs in order to continue ticking over during the MLS offseason.

"I think it's good to be here in this environment, building some connections, asking if maybe there's an opportunity with a Premier League team or a Bundesliga team," he told

"They might get a chance to go on loan. We made it clear, our priority number one for them is finding a team to get on loan for January-February into March, or if that is not possible, you have to be with us in January camp. That is mandatory.

"We all observe their individual situation. Whenever we can be of help, we will be. But it is important to us to cut short their vacation time, not making it longer than four weeks in December because it would take far too long to get back into shape and get back into a rhythm before the beginning of 2014 and we can't afford that."

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