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SBI Thursday Rewind: Klinsmann to call in MLS players; Shea to Birmingham; Garber extends contract; and more

Klinsmann July 2014 by Michael Janosz ISI
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Major League Soccer is in the thick of the playoff race, but U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is not going to hold back on calling in his top players. Speaking to, Klinsmann was clear that when October friendlies roll around, he will be keen to mix his MLS veterans with the new batch he called in to face the Czech Republic last week.

Meanwhile, Brek Shea — who seemed to struggled with the USMNT against the Czech Republic — is on the move from Stoke City. He will go to Birmingham City on an emergency three-month loan, which will likely give him more playing time, something he hasn’t had much of at Stoke.

And Don Garber has extended his contract to remain commissioner of MLS through 2018. Garber, who has oversaw MLS’ ambitious expansion plans over the past few years, is now healthy after treatment for prostate cancer and will stay with MLS as the league approaches his vision of reaching 24 franchises.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Thursday:

Klinsmann planning to call in USMNT’s best players in October despite ongoing MLS playoff races

U-20 USMNT 1, U-20 Argentina 1: Match Highlights

Garber signs deal through 2018, now cancer-free

Donovan suspended for final match vs. Earthquakes

Sounders’ Zavaleta progressing in transition to centerback while on loan with Chivas USA

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

Shea joins Birmingham City on short-term loan

Video: Shea discusses loan move to Birmingham City

U.S. youth international Stanko tears ACL with SC Freiburg

Williams sets sights for November return from injury

Americans Abroad: Weekend Preview

Thursday Kickoff: Ronaldinho receives work visa; Barkley rehab ahead of schedule; and more

Midday Ticker: Bento out as Portugal manager; Van Gaal discusses Welbeck, Chicharito departures; and more

Copa Centroamericana Rewind: Pappa sends Guatemala into tournament final



  1. MLS has some scheduling things to address, this is not the only one. can see where Klinsmann is coming from. bummer to take the best players from their teams at that time too. Please work this stuff out to mutual benefit!!! They are the big boys, Garber and Jurgen, come on, sort this sh!t out together.

    • That’ s because the ref threw him out of the game and he is watching Landon score a hat trick while the score board says, “HHHHAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAA and by the way, your fired. My phone just said so HHHHHHAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAA”


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