DeMerit still waiting for right club opportunity

DeMerit still waiting for right club opportunity

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DeMerit still waiting for right club opportunity

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One of several American soccer players still sorting out their club futures this summer, Jay DeMerit has been laying pretty low in the weeks since the World Cup, but he has emerged to discuss his current status and playing future.

DeMerit is a free agent in search of a team since leaving Watford at the end of his contract last spring. After starting every game for the United States in the World Cup, DeMerit figured to draw considerable interest from clubs, but has yet to find a club that fits what he is looking for.

The U.S. national team defender recently spoke to the npower Football League Podcast and revealed, among other things, that MLS could be an option.

"I am open to most of Europe, and I'm still even, to be honest, open to going back to the (United) States," DeMerit said. "Right now it's about to try and streamline options and make sure I make the best choice."

"We're just being patient at the moment," DeMerit said. "That's the only thing that I can do.

"Coming off the summer, in the way that I did, it was nice to have a break but now it's getting to the point where you want to try and get something sorted out."

You can hear the full interview here (from the 16:00 mark to the 26:55 mark).

What do you think of DeMerit's interview? Think he can find a club in the Premier League or League Championship? Would you like to see him come to MLS?

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