Some news that may be relevant. The best holding midfielder in MLS got his US citizenship. Alonso plays for the Seattle Sounders and defected from cuba to the US during a gold cup game against the US in Seattle. dont have the news story yet. But local soccer beat writer Joshua Mayers is twittering it. Interesting player of the same caliber as Beckerman yet in my opinion more useful as he his presence is more spread out in the field than Kyle. I think he would make for an excellent backup to Bradley and company and also he plays always very very well against concacaf competition (CCL). May be useful in the qualifying. Deserves a look imho.