What They're Saying

“Because MLS scheduled their playoffs with respect to our FIFA fixture dates, it’s basically working hand-in-hand. We’re going to bring the best players into Scotland and Austria no matter where they play. No matter if they play like Michael Bradley in Italy or the guys in the [English] Premier League, the Bundesliga or the guys in Liga MX in Mexico and MLS. Because of MLS creating that window between their playoff games, that helps make our two games really exciting.”

-- U.S. national team Jurgen Klinsmann, saying, contrary to recent reports, that he plans to bring in players still involved in the MLS playoffs for the friendlies at Scotland and Austria. Indeed, he said he preferred seeing players involved in the playoffs and "stepping it up." (USSoccer.com)
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