Jurgen Klinsmann wishes the USA would adopt Promotion and Relegation

Comments from the head of the USMNT…

Responding to questions about whether Klinsmann sees the NASL—which stands for the North American Soccer League, and is in the news for one of its players, Miguel Ibarra, getting a USMNT call-up—as the equivalent of the second-tier to MLS’s first-tier, Klinsmann would not delineate things so clearly:

“I’m a deep believer in promotion-relegation systems,” said Klinsmann a day before the Americans face Ecuador in a friendly at Rentschler Field. “It’s not up to me saying there should be MLS, and there should be second division (that) is NASL, and there should be promotion-relegation.

“It’s not up to me now saying that MLS is higher level than NASL because I’m not every weekend around either of those stadiums,” said Klinsmann. “What we’re doing more is we look at the players individually, so we’re looking at their path, how they come from their system and where they end up and how they impress then in their respective clubs.”

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