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Houston Koke's wants out; cites family

The Houston Dynamo's Spanish forward Koke says his desire to leave has nothing to do with the team, the coach, the city or his playing situation. He just misses his family.

"It’s early to say why I’m not playing, because I’ve been here for just a short time,” he said. “But more than anything I’m doing this for my family life, which is not the easiest right now being here in the United States and my family being in Europe. I can’t see them every day.”

The 28-year-old who arrived in MLS in late April has made seven appearances, starting twice, and scoring one goal.

"... The sporting side has nothing to do with my daily life which I think is more complicated than the sporting," said Koke. "On a personal level, I have not been able to settle here. I’m not adapting because of my family. My family is very close to me, I have a daughter and I’m separated from my wife. Playing in Europe, I have everything much closer because I can enjoy my daughter and, here in the United States, I can’t see her when I want. It’s complicated for her to come here because she’s 2 years old.”

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