By DAN KARELL
Sacha Kljestan could become the latest U.S. Men’s National Team player to return to Major League Soccer.
According to a report in Belgium, Kljestan is no longer happy at Anderlecht, mainly due to only playing six times since the start of 2014. The report states that despite being under contract (he signed a three-year deal in Feb. 2013), Kljestan could leave Anderlecht this summer.
Neither Kljestan nor Anderlecht have commented publicly on this report.
The report speculates that Kljestan could join the LA Galaxy, the rival club of Chivas USA, where Kljestan first made his name in MLS. This seems unlikely however, given that the Galaxy have the maximum three Designated Players under contract and aren’t even close to the top of the allocation order.
If it is true that Kljestan does want to come back to MLS and is not coming on a Designated Player contract, Toronto FC would have the first chance to sign him as they are currently at the top of the MLS allocation order, followed by the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas, per MLSSoccer.com’s allocation order.
Kljestan has fallen out of favor at Anderlecht, which in turn has hurt his chances of making the U.S. World Cup team. As it stands, Kljestan appears to be a long shot to even be invited to the U.S. pre-World Cup training camp at Stanford University starting next week.
What do you think of this report? Do you see Kljestan leaving Anderlecht this summer? Would you like to see Kljestan back in MLS? Think that the Galaxy could find a way to sign him?
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