What They're Saying: Brad Pursel

“We discuss this every year and look at it every year with our clubs and each year we leave the decision up to the clubs. It is strictly a club option whether they want to play on the FIFA weekends and they make that decision based on a host of factors.”

-- Brad Pursel, MLS's vice president of club services and scheduling, the league’s chief schedule maker since 2002, on leaving it up to clubs to play during the FIFA breaks. On Saturday, Seattle played -- and lost -- at Colorado, 2-0, while missing 13 of 25 first-team field players. (The Athletic)
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