The wave of returning U.S. Men’s National Team players to Major League Soccer will not include one of the top full backs on the depth chart. Timothy Chandler said in an interview with Kicker that he might consider a move to MLS at some point in his career, but not at the moment.
“You think about (MLS),” Chandler said. “But right now it does not come into question.”
Chandler has played in 16 Bundesliga matches this season for Eintracht Frankfurt, who sit third in the league table entering the weekend.
“I want to play in this league for as long as possible. It’s great fun, there’s an incredible atmosphere in every stadium,” Chandler said. “I’ll be 29 by then, let’s see how long my legs will carry me.”
Chandler is in the final year of his current deal at Eintracht, but he earned a new one this season that extends him into the 2020 season. There’s a good chance Chandler could play in the UEFA Champions League next season given the current form of his club. That is something he’s not ready to pass up with a move to MLS.