Next big step for MLS: Winning CONCACAF Champions League

Wednesday August 7th, 2013
Kei Kamara and Sporting KC travel to Nicaragua to face Real Esteli to kick off the 2013-14 CCL campaign.
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"Your stature grows as your team becomes more and more competitive within (CCL). It's important to have good performances in these competitions, for sure," he said. "Is it the final piece to the puzzle? I don't know. I think our league is growing leaps and bounds right now without Champions League, but this is a competition that runs alongside of it. It's become an important part of it. Everything has to evolve together. You can't lag behind."

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