Garber: MLS wants top American players

(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says the league will keep on pursuing the top American players, even if U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks they will improve more with European clubs.

Klinsmann said last October that U.S. captain Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley were not "in the same competitive environment" once they returned to MLS rather than staying in Europe.

Speaking Friday to the Associated Press Sports Editors, Garber said the league will stay focused on its plan "regardless as to what our national team coach might want to do."

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