Probably have two quibbles. On Trapp: I think there's a contingent of fans, and definitely MLS insiders who like him, and plenty of us who think he's MLS quality and that's it. I don't think he's poor, I just think he's basically a very good player/standout for MLS circa 15 years ago, but now down the line, he doesn't really distinguish himself as a First XI international in the minds of anyone other than CBUS fans, the former CBus head coach, and MLS types and a minority of fans who like him. I don't think there's any consensus whatsoever that he's First XI caliber for the senior team (there is a contingent that would support that, including the HC, but it's kinda like Ricardo Clark and Robbie Findlay started in the Round of 16 in 2010 but was there any consensus to that? Nope. Heck, the message boards almost imploded when that lineup was announced. Trapp is a similar kinda player to me. There's people that think he belongs, at least against certain competition and certain kinds of formations, and there's people that don't. Morris: Kinda similar but in reverse for me. In this case I kinda think you're being harsh. He forced his way into the senior team conversation in '14-'15 w/apparently sterling performances in scrimmages, and camps, and then some great friendlies, had a real nice rookie season, struggled in '17 (though had his Gold Cup moment) then saw a year of his career wiped due to a serious injury (out what, fall of '17 until late winter early spring of '19), and now has started like gangbusters. I think to my mind that suggests that he's looked good for the US in '15 and '16, and early in '18, and had a '17 to forget. For me he's not really fringe, he's clearly a guy you'd call in to a camp for the US if the World Cup was in June of 2019 or 2020, and he'd be in that group of what 35 before they make the final cut down to 23. He'd be in the mix. The biggest concern, and based on your post you seem to feel the same way, is that we still don't know exactly what we have in him. Is he as good as his best days, is he as bad as his worst season? Is he something in-between? Is he a super-sub? Is there room for growth? I don't know the answer to any of these questions, but I do know that he opened a door this past month that had been closing nearly shut the previous 18 months or so, so who knows at this point. Maybe closing that door to begin with was quite a bit too harsh. I honestly don't know, but I do think he's in the mix, especially when you consider the dire situation at Forward: Altidore: Always hurt. Wood: Limited player or just always saddled with bad teams, or something in-between? I like how much of a fighter he is and think he could be a new Charlie Davies type fighter w/better play around him (think guys like Pulisic, Weah, Sargent, Adams, McKennie and other kids bubbling up? I tend to think he'd look much better w/them, then he has w/the mostly garbage we've been running out around him for three years. Novakovich: At this point I just assume he doesn't look good in camps (kinda like Trapp must look good in camps to get as much run as he does) Sargent: Really young, coaches seem to be waiting for more playing time. Weah: Winger/Forward: Seems on the cusp. Pulisic: Winger/Forward/AM: Stud. Zardes: The Keith Richards/Cockroach of our Forward position. Seems impervious to all evidence of his lack of top end talent when it comes to having a place in the squad. All the Scrubs Berhalter keeps bringing in instead: I need not name them. All the wing forwards/hacks that he insists on calling up over better talent. W/this situation in play, Morris seems ready made for a call up for at least the next six months going forward if not next 18.