No, they don't. They were just the only warm bodies available in January for a camp where Berhalter had 3 weeks to teach them what he wanted them to do. Don't forget, Lewis was a later addition and not even in the original camp cupcake roster. So, it wasn't like GB had him in mind as some overlooked talent he couldn't wait to get in camp. Unlike some in Cupcake, Baird and Lewis (more Baird as Lewis doesn't start) learned and did exactly what GB wanted. He didn't do it well, but he did it exactly like GB wanted. Now they are back. The only rational explanation is that they know the system and GB doesn't want a midfield full of new students along with all the forwards being new students. He wants the midfield, and CBs too probably, to learn with the forwards doing exactly what they are supposed to be doing. Like any experiment, if you have too many variables, you can't conclude anything. But there is nothing special about Baird or Zardes or Lewis. There is just not much American forward talent in MLS. It wasn't like they were picked for cupcake over dozens of of other players. Lewis was literally a USL part time player. That is how low the bottom of the barrel was. If GB is rational, then June will be for teaching the forwards. That will be the top 2-3 forwards from this camp with 2-4 European based players and Altidore if he is healthy.