U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is encouraging Clint Dempsey to leave Fulham and sign with a bigger club.
The 29-year-old Texan scored 17 Premier League goals and 23 overall this season, the best season by an American attacking player in England.
Dempsey's contract with Fulham has one year remaining.
''His goal is the right goal,'' Klinsmann said during a conference call Friday, a day before the Americans play an exhibition against Scotland. ''If he has the opportunity to go a Champions League team, that's the creme de la creme in the world of club soccer, then you've got to do that. With all respect obviously to Fulham, as he often mentions, but you want to play in the biggest club competition in the world and that's the European Champions League.
"So hopefully something will happen over the next couple weeks. But if it doesn't happen, then he just has to keep kind of pounding away and knocking at the door.''
Dempsey was tie...