It is inconsistence. I don't buy that "we don't do well in Europe" excuse. It goes deeper than that. I believe because the US really had no meaningful competition in between the 2002-2006 years, that they performed poorly in 2006 more than anything else. Gold Cup? That's hardly a meaningful competition. I believe the US is going in the right direction in accepting Copa America's invitations this time around. Even though I believe the US won't do well in this Copa, there must be a start for everything. The experience is what matters now.