1. WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"I think it's ridiculous. If I were him, I'd take a deep breath and think about what I say before I criticize anyone in American soccer."
-- MLS commissioner Don Garber on U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena, who suggested that young American  players needed to head to Europe to gain experience. (AP)

"He can take a team to a certain level, but he has no idea where the next level is. How much does he know about playing in Europe, other than having a hot dog and a beer in the stands? Hearsay? Does he talk to the players? That's justification to know? Has he ever coached there and have that pressure? No. Sorry, I'm just pointing out the obvious."
-- ABC/ESPN commentator and former U.S. international Eric Wynalda on Arena.

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