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ASN Morning Read: What Is Going On With Besler?

The U.S. defender's transfer saga gets stranger by the day, with reports contradicting Besler's own statements regarding Sunderland and another report claiming he would prefer just to stay in Kansas City.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
July 18, 2014
8:31 AM
  • Nobody seems to have any clue what's happening with Matt Besler's potential move to Europe. Besler said earlier in the week that “Sunderland put in an offer or are putting in an offer,” but ESPN FC and the Sunderland Echo both report Sunderland isn't bidding for the defender.

    Meanwhile, The Kansas City Star reports Besler would prefer to stay in Kansas City, seemingly backed up by a statement made by club CEO Robb Heineman on Thursday: “We’ve always had a strong sense that we want to have Matt back. Now we’re getting a strong sense that he wants to be back.”

  • The question we’ve asked every four years since 1998: What should Major League Soccer do to capitalize on post-World Cup momentum?

  • Brian Sciaretta caught up with 20-year-old Caleb Stanko, who seems to be on the verge of breaking into SC Freiburg’s first team. “The first year and a half were really hard. I had to live on my own while not having any family here,” Stanko said of going to Germany as a teenager. “You had all these guys competing for spots even at a really young age. It was tough. But I think I’ve grown from that. I’m a stronger person now. I think overall I’m stronger I’m a stronger player because of it.”

  • To fix its attendance woes, college football is studying Major League Soccer.

  • Highlights from the U-20s’ 4-0 win over Bermuda on Wednesday:

  • Tottenham is playing a friendly against in Seattle on Saturday, so Spurs and Sounders players will be partaking in a fish toss at Pike Place Market today. We cannot wait for video.

  • Dom Dwyer won’t be eligible for citizenship until 2017, but would like to play for the U.S. in the future. “If the offer ever came to me, I think it would be a difficult one to say no to,” he said. “I'm from England, born and raised there, but I've been in the US for quite a few years and have a lot of love for this country and enjoy being here.”

  • D.C. United's proposed new stadium debate rages on.
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