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 USSoccer.com, 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:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Klinsmann planning to call in USMNT’s best players in October despite ongoing MLS playoff races
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Garber signs deal through 2018, now cancer-free
Shea joins Birmingham City on short-term loan