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What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann
June 5th, 2014 2:13AM

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“He came back, and he was playing in MLS and people say, ‘Oh, he’s playing well,’ but what does that really mean? This is where MLS hurts him. He was playing at 70 percent, 80 percent, and he was still dominant. That doesn’t help anyone. I watched the games. What was I supposed to say? That he was good? He was not good. Not then. No way. So he had to wait.”

-- Jurgen Klinsmann, in December 2013, on Landon Donovan after his return from sabbatical during the 2013 MLS season. (New York Times)


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  1. cisco martinez
    commented on: June 6, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.
    That sounds like klinsmann is describing altidore after training with the U-21 of Sunderland, Bradley coming to Toronto, or Dempsey from Fulham to Seattle. I wonder if klinsmann would still say the same since Donovan was excluded from the world cup squad.
  1. Richard Weishaupt
    commented on: June 6, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.
    JK intended to cut Landon a year ago. He just didn't have the nerve to say "I don't like Landon and he'll never play for me." All this play in Europe stuff is just window dressing. We're supposed to think that the Norwegian Premiership (or whatever they call it) is better than MLS? Sure, that's why he took Mix over landon. Nice rating of 4 in the last game, Mix -- you're right up there with Zusi.

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