What it is aint exactly clear" But what I do know is that our yanks abroad arent getting as much playing time as they use to. See Ives' summary of this past weekend http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_i ... ewind.html Obviously some of the reduced playing time is due to the transatlantic trips that our players made, but you still have this. Adu was one of our most promising young creative players - Americans saw it and the international audience saw it in the U20 WC - now he is rotting over in Europe with no playing time. Gooch was really begining to impress as a seasoned, intimidating defender who had shaken off his clumsy rep, now he is on the bench with AC - no time yet. Beasley turned from a US MNT star to a US MNT flunkie while getting no time with Rangers. Josy Altidore was getting no playing time in Spain. Jury is still out with Hull. Micheal Bradley, holder of the most goals in a season record for an American in Europe, has now been sitting on the bench (even B4 the international break) I have to wonder if it is a good idea afterall for Landon to go to Europe - maybe he'd just end up on the bench too. I dont know the word "conspiracy" comes to mind.