Yea, Vela has turned his back on his "country" or fellow Mexicans (or whatever) he owes it to me to play in the Olympics and qualifiers! Or no Vela should know whats best for him, he's been in the system his whole life and knows exactly whats behind door #2. - Yes playing with your country's national squad is a privilege not a right. - Yes when you win you make 100 million + people rejoice in a feeling of excellence - and yes it is national team over any player at all times. - However, His goals may not fall in the "winning the Olympics category". - Maybe Vela feels like he has a different goal to accomplish. - We do not know what he is going through mentally or even emotionally. - For all we know he is going through some kind of crossroads in his life where he feels that if he doesn't act now he will never be a part of a great league team. NOW or NEVER! - Maybe he is threatened by Chicharito's success and his competitiveness is pushing him in the league status direction. - All we know is that he wants to sit this one out. That being said, yes you can call him a puss and a snob but in time if he becomes a Legend (do not quote this) all is forgotten and no one will care what he did when he was 23. To be honest he has 7 maybe 8 prime years left in his career and if he believes that he needs to cement himself in a team that will not turn him in to a pro journeyman and if he wants to skip one year of national duty to do this... then more power to him. If he doesn't play with el TRI this year fine. But if he doesn't play next year nor the next ect... He can suck on it big time! all I'm trying to say is that we should give the kid the benefit of the doubt.