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Matías Almeyda wants the MLS to be part of Copa Libertadores

Matías Almeyda while he was the Mexican team Chivas manager

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Matías Almeyda wants for the MLS teams to play in the Copa Libertadores because the competition should be one for America including the clubs from the American Leagues.

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Matías Almeyda wants for the MLS teams to play in the Copa Libertadores because the competition should be one for America including the clubs from the American Leagues.

The Argentine strategist believes that the tournament should be for the whole continent as the Champions League is for all Europe as he said in an interview with ESPN.

"Yes, the MLS should be part of it too, because if the Champions is played with all of Europe, Libertadores should be played with all of America, it should be the cup, let's say America, of America in general."

Almeyda also said that the MLS is becoming a very attractive league for the Argentine players as well as for the South American, with an increase of talent and coaches coming to the league in the last few years.

San José Earthquakes coach also talked about why he is not eager to join his fellow mates, Diego Simeone or Pochettino in Europe, as he enjoys the way the MLS doesn't produce clear favorites to the title.

"Today you look at all the teams, and you can't say this is going to be the champion. In Mexico, you have four or five contenders and are going to fight or maybe less. In Spain you have two, Italy you have one nowadays, in England, you can have three or four, Germany is two or three, Argentina is two, Uruguay is two, France is one, so what is the difference about this league and what is attractive for us? That there are no clear candidates, then everything can happen."