Ok, so everyone is calling for various members of the gifted 2008 Olympic Squad to be immediately integrated into the national team. All the way from Adu to Holden and everyone in betwee. It got be thinking about the 2000 squad and their 4th place finish and how many of those players transitioned into national team players. Arguably I think this last team was quite talented and a bit unlucky not to do better. Yet, I don't believe that this will translate necessarily into national team success. For some it will, but not all. This is not to say that guys like Adu, Altidore, Wynne, Rogers, Stewart, Klesjtan, Edu, Orozco, Davies, et al, don't deserve a call up and a shot. Its just that it is somewhat naive to believe that all of these guys will have national team success. Of course they could be a golden generation of sorts. But even our U17 Golden Generation really only produced Donovan, Beasley, Onyewu, and Convey. Anyway just food for though, something to chew on, would like some others thoughts and anlysis. Overage players were: Freidel Agoos Hejduk U-23s Dunseth McCarty O'Brien Digiamarino Califf Olsen Vagenas Albright Corrales Donovan Victorine Whitfield Wolff Casey Howard Ok, well here you have O'Brien, Donovan, Howard, and Wolff who ended up arguably making major contributions to the national team and playing in World Cups and well doing something. Olsen and Albright were useful national team guys as well and very successful MLS guys. Mainly they provided depth for the nats and were never standout players, still they made it to the WC. Califf is a solid backup for the US now. It is still to be seen whether he will make a WC squad. Casey had his chances but he never materialized. Corrales, Vagenas, and Victorine have had solid pro careers. McCarty, Dunseth, and Whitfield all were average pros who retired fairly early. Digiamarino had a lot of potential, and signed with Leverkusenbut injuries scuttled his career. So out of 15 players we got 4 actual national team stalwarts. One being a goalie. So only three field players who made a serious international impact. We got 4 other guys who contributed to the national team at varying levels, and then we got a handful solid pro players, although I believe that almost all of these guys have at least gotten a look in a national team camp. Well, does this predict anything about the 2008 squad?