quote: Besler had offers on the table from English clubs Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City, as well as Belgian side Gent, but ultimately decided to stay with his hometown team, where he has spent the past four seasons.
thenry712 Gonzaga Fan Hullywood, UK Member since Nov 2008 13795 posts
re: Matt Besler spurns QPR and resigns with SKC (Posted on 12/12/12 at 12:07 pm to Tennessee Jed)
SKC is Besler's hometown club and he's probably not quite ready for the EPL. Granted QPR are terrible, they have a decent set of defenders already. Gent in Beligum is a mid-table club, so he would almost be dropping a bit in class compared to SKC. Moving to Championship side notorious for shitty football like Birmingham might sidetrack his career.
The more likely scenario is to continue plying his trade in MLS and waiting for a better transfer offer to emerge.
Also having a hometown kid win defender of the year is a huge marketing boost for both Besler and SKC. MLS is openly yearning for more "role model" American players developed in the league.