Football player Jackson yueill, from the San José Earthquakes, spoke exclusively for 90min about the growth that Major League Soccer has had over the years. One of the points that the United States national team also highlighted was about the local and international signings that have existed in said competition, emphasizing that more and more young people are being signed.
“This is my fifth year at the MLS. It has been a crazy change. Just the players who come in, their age, how much money is being spent on certain players, and then the coaches who have entered. It’s a big difference, “he mentioned for 90min.
Likewise, the midfielder who is led by the Argentine coach Matías Almeyda, pointed out that each of the teams is interested in signing younger elements, which has caused the growth of the MLS.
“It is a younger group and I think it is becoming more competitive. Each team is realizing that it has to contribute a little more. That makes the league better,” he stressed in an interview, also detailing that one of the main objectives should be that the established players not only get to retire in the MLS, but they can also have a career there.
“I still think that it is a young league and that it has a lot of room to grow. But one of the challenges of that is making it attractive to these great players and not just a place to retire at a later age. With these facilities of training like the ones you see in Columbus, Austin and LAFC, the clubs are building these big training complexes and I think it’s very attractive for the players to come and want to be here. “
Secondly, Jackson yueill spoke about the departure of American players to try their luck on the other side of the pond. He also wishes to be able to go to another team in the Old Continent, although for the moment he feels comfortable in San José.
“I think there are a lot of young American players in the local system that are being recognized more and I think that sales trend will continue. There are a lot of talented American players who grew up in the MLS“.
“I am not aware of any interests in the past, but I told Saint Joseph While I was renegotiating the last contract that it is still an ambition of mine and that if the right opportunity presented itself, I would have to consider it. I think the club has a good understanding of what I want, but right now I am happy in San José. Hopefully we can finish this year well and then see what happens in the future, “he added.
Likewise, Yueill did not miss the opportunity to remember the triumphs of the stars and stripes team against Mexico, this in the two finals they recently played in the Nations Legue and in the Gold Cup.
“I think that’s the job of a lot of the guys overseas and in the MLS, making it difficult for Gregg to choose his team. It’s kind of a blessing for Gregg, I think, to have quality players who are really stepping up and playing a lot of minutes for his club’s teams and showing that also internationally, “he stressed.
“The group was very different from the Nations League, and there were some guys in both, but the group of players is getting bigger and bigger. The quality and depth are really good, and I think that’s important for the whole World Cup qualification, you can get injured and unfortunate events can happen, but there are a lot of players to grab and there is a “next man is ready” mentality, said the 24-year-old footballer.
To close, the San José steering wheel made it clear that, although it is true that the MLS has grown by leaps and bounds, and has competed from you to you to the MX LeagueHe knows that Mexican soccer continues to be above the US competition, although he hopes that this hegemony will not be for long.
“I think those numbers have to go up for the league to really attract multiple big players on multiple teams and to get younger players. So I think they will have to get rid of the rule. [DP] or expand it to a much larger number. But I think they are progressing in the right way and the league to come will be competitive. And I think some teams could be competitive around the world, “he said. Jackson yueill.