Jurgen Klinsmann has said he expects the MLS players in contention for his USA squad to go out on loan to top European clubs during the MLS offseason, while those who cannot secure loan deals would be expected to join his January training camp that will split between Southern California and Brazil. However, he mentioned that he expects Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) and Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), in particular, to be among those who secure European loan moves.
"Our priorities are set so that the first one is if you get a chance to go on loan to Europe, do it," Klinsmann told USSoccer.com in an interview. "It is very crucial for us that the players understand that everything they do now today has an influence on Brazil 2014 next summer. They can't take it easy."
He added: "Whoever won’t be on loan in January or February overseas is going to be part of our mandatory January camp. We expect everybody comes in. We’ll try to bring in some younger players [and] have a look at them as well, because we want to get a roster together of 20-23 guys that is highly motivated and inspired to go into the World Cup year. It will be exciting. Our plan is to break it down into two periods: one in LA and one in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They will get a first taste of Brazil in January."