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SBD/September 13, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Blank Closing In On Landing MLS Franchise After Falcons' Stadium Deal Passed
Published September 13, 2013
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SO KLOSE, YET SO FAR AWAY: FS1's Eric Wynalda noted German F Miroslav Klose has received offers from several MLS clubs to be their Designated Player when his contract with Serie A club Lazio expires and said, "He's 35 years old. This is not a retirement league, but the perception of reality will outweigh the reality of the situation if he comes and plays in this league." Wynalda: "I get it and all the things he has been as a player, but I'm sorry. He's a has-been. He doesn't belong in a league that's growing and going in the right direction and spending money on younger talent and players that -- let’s just quite frankly say it -- are American." FS1's Cobi Jones said signing Klose "would be a step backwards" because the MLS is at a point where the league "doesn’t want to go back to bringing over foreign players" that are in the downside of their careers ("Fox Soccer Daily," FS1, 9/12).