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Jurgen Klinsmann concerned USA players cannot maintain levels in MLS

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann expresses concern that his players will not maintain the same level of competitiveness in the MLS as in European leagues.

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has suggested that Major League Soccer is hampering the national players because it is "difficult" for them to maintain the same level that is seen in European leagues.

Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley are among the USA players who have recently moved to the MLS.

Dempsey switched from Tottenham Hotspur to Seattle Sounders, while Bradley moved from Serie A side Roma to Toronto FC earlier this year.

When asked if he was concerned about players maintaining their levels in the MLS, Klinsmann told reporters: "There's nothing I can do about it.

"I made it clear with Clint's move back and [Bradley's] move back that it's going to be very difficult for them to keep that same level that they experienced at the places where they were. It's just reality. It's just being honest."

The USA will take on Honduras this evening.

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