Been following Rodney Wallace with the Portland Timbers and he seems to be having a very strong start so far. He's getting assists, goals (2 in the last two games) and his injury problems definitely seem to be behind him. He would seem to be a top candidate to try and fill the perpetual black hole we have at left back. Problem is, he's not a U.S. citizen yet. So, other than discussing his qualities here, I wanted to see if anyone has any recent updates on how close he might be to getting sworn in. I know he has his green card, but I haven't been able to find out exactly when he obtained it, which would be helpful in giving us an idea on how much longer he has to wait (if I'm not mistaken, you need to have it for 5 years before applying for citizenship). I have also found these quotes from articles that came out 2 years ago: From Steven Goff: By birth, he is eligible to represent Costa Rica. He is in the United States on a green card and not a citizen, which means he can't officially play for any U.S. national teams. The naturalization process will take a few more years, he said, and he has just begun to weigh his international playing options. From Ives Galarcep: Although Wallace has been in the United States for a dozen years, he did not start the process to attain citizenship until a few years ago. Wallace has his green card, but is still a few years away from becoming a U.S. citizen. Again, both of those articles are nearly two years old now. And considering that he's been living here for 14 years now one would assume that he has to be close to swearing the oath. But I still haven't been able to find anything more specific than this. Any info, comments or feedback?