“Players at the top level, they have three weeks, one month maximum, on break. I’m telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is Mickey Mouse. It’s amateur.
It doesn’t happen in the world."
-- Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos
on the MLS offseason that was extended this season when the regular season ended the
weekend before the October FIFA window. The 'Caps, who didn't make the playoffs, have still been training. (The Athletic