For some reason at the time , I forget why but USMNT coach Bob Gansler didn't want to use any outdoor (old) NASL or indoor MISL players for the Italia 1990 WC tournament. Ironically, new USMNT Bora Milutinović coach qualified automatically as the host nation in 1994 and he did use three old NASL players; Fernando Clavijo, Roy Wegerle and Hugo Pérez. Wegerle was supposed to play for England in 1990 but he swore allegiance to the USA. I can't remember why Gansler didn't pick him then and don't recall if he wanted to pick him or not. I don't believe he had his citizenship papers in order at that point. Frank Klopas signed with the Chicago Sting when he graduated from HS but was injured and couldn't play in the leagues last outdoor season in 1984. He did play in the indoor MISL for the Sting I believe. Incredible how much time has gone by as it seems like yesterday.