Been saying it for the last 2 years... DMB is still lacking in some basics, and, despite the hype over his limited WC performance, I question whether or not he can be any sort of success (consistently) in Europe. I recently saw him play in 2 MLS games...and I don't see any growth in his game. He is still largely an unimaginative player, still relying on kick-and-run and very simple "play it to the guy you are facing" stuff. His balance is still off too much, he does not get a clean plant a lot of the time. Being a lefty, and having great speed...I could see where he could be a niche winger/midfielder for someone in Europe (he is unorthodox, that's always valuable in spurts). Maybe even better as a late game sub. But day-in, day-out consistently good? I don't see it. Donovan has a much more rounded overall game, but I'm afraid his decision to stay in U.S. will only retard the fantastic progress he's made last 1 1/2. He's dominated AAA (or AA-take your pick)- now he needs to go to the bigs. He has needed MLS (until World Cup) for this stage of his career. Now he needs to go prove himself among the "men" of the sport, or his game will only slip in the slower thought MLS... Mathis, it seems, has added tools to his game every year since he's been in the league..and if gets fit and healthy, certainly can rival Donavon as (currently) most talented Yank. He needs to go. I do hope Pablo can get overseas and soon. He schooled the Germs, and if he stays here, will also only regress. It is time for most the boys to leave home, and stand on their own 2 feet (in Europe). Young Beasley would be better served staying here, and adding the needed tools to his game.