A poster provided this link in another forum, and I think it's news that is applicable on a number of fronts. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/oct/14/scotland-wales-fifa-andy-dorman Wales are ready to give the St Mirren midfielder Andy Dorman the chance to be capped at senior level under the new school rule, which changes the criteria of which country British players can represent. The English-born Dorman, 27, has no blood ties to the nation but was raised in the Welsh village of Hawarden. Fifa recently ratified the rule change which means that players with five years of compulsory education in the specified country are now eligible to represent that nation. So that's interesting. Not only because Andy Dorman is a former MLS player. Can this be extended to nations other than Britain, or are they a special case since these are a bunch of national teams all under the British flag? Bakary Soumare was schooled in the United States for 5 years, was he not? So was Vedad Ibisevic. So was Shalrie Joseph. Or maybe to a Bryan Leyva youth player. It seems like a very strange rule, and maybe not applicable to the USMNT. However, Andy Dorman isn't Welsh.........and he can play for them just because he went to school there?