The three MLS sides that were left in the CONCACAF Champions League were all knocked when the quarter finals got under way again after the break earlier in the month.
The MLS season had only just kicked off when the games took place and compared to their Mexican counterparts who were well into their season, the US teams were severely lagging in match fitness and general team chemistry.
Well national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has taken notice of the situation and wants their to be changes, in particular, moving the start of the season.
Speaking to USSoccer.com's "Road to the Roster", Jurgen intervened:
“Its something to think about,” said Klinsmann.
“I’m sure that MLS and Don Garber are looking at that, saying ‘we’ve got to do a better job here’ and maybe next year schedule MLS a little bit earlier so that these teams that go into the quarterfinals of the Champions League already have three or four games at least in their legs."
MLS wants to make even more ground on their worldwide reputation and finally getting a CONCACAF champion would go a long way in helping.
It makes sense for the teams and the league to move the start of the season forward.
Despite the prospect of poor weather playing havoc with pitches - as seen by the state of some current teams turf - getting teams well in their stride before the quarter finals would be a big factor in improving their chances before they can win the competition.
It may be a while before we see a major change however.
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