I know you didn't ask me but -- Basala seems unlikely to me. German-born with parents who are probably not American (though I don't know his/their heritage). http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads...blank-at-karlsruher-sc.1974571/#post-29209484 Ebot-Etchi was listed as American on Hertha's web site for years. Unless he gave up his citizenship, or the club was wrong that whole time, I would say he is probably American. (My guess is he picked up Germany citizenship and decided not to list three.) Forbes I have had on a watchlist for years but don't know anything. Barry, that name's news to me.