Young Stars leaping from MLS to Europe

There’s been a pick up in young American players about to make the jump from MLS to the European leagues. Chicago Midfielder Demarcus Beasley is set to sign for Dutch club PSV Eindhoven for about $2.5 million while DC United midfielder Bobby Convey might be headed for Reading of the English First Division for a $1.2 million transfer fee. It’s looking more like the way to a succesful soccer career might start in MLS. Landon Donovan came back from Germany to play for San Jose, and this week Danny Szetla elected to sign with the League instead of going abroad. MLS gives young stars a better chance to play first team games, establish themseleves in the lineup, without having to deal with language and cultural barriers.