MLS keeps US players close to home with cap-exempt pay

August 23, 2013
By Doug McIntyre

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WHEN SPORTING KANSAS CITY defender Matt Besler hit free agency last December, his dream was to sign with a team in England's cash-flush Premier League. But interest from EPL struggler QPR waned, and a harsh reality set ...

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