Every cloud has its silver lining... With Costa Rica advancing after tying Honduras 0-0 in San Pedro Sula, at least we won't have an exhausted midfield general jetting off to Central America for three or four games as we head down the stretch into the postseason next year. IMO, this "distraction" was a big reason for Amado's drop-off in form towards the end of the season. We have all seen with our own eyes that he plays hard on both offense and defense, and I can't imagine he holds anything back when he plays for his national team, either. Guevara focused only on the Metros next season should pay dividends... provided we get some more veteran leadership onto the field. My $0.02 on the subject - and I feel just a little bit better about this year's flameout against D.C.