I've been watching Nats games since the 98 WC Qualifying and have been happy to see the support grow over the years but it's coming with a price. Everytime Bradley announces a roster we get this flood of new fans who complain about things they just don't understand. Why Wolff? Not Mastro? Arnaud how can he help? Ect. Four years ago...the then newbies wondered why Conrad was being included instead of someone like Marshall. Conrad turned out to play a big role and if you look at past WC qualifying you'll see a lot of names that were over-the-hill or unimpressive...but still played a valuable role in getting us qualified. During the 02 qualifiers an aging Ramos scored a goal when we were stuck with injuries while Ritchie Williams played some very important minutes. These were not exactly stars for the future but they helped us get there and somehow there was still enough minutes for young talent like Donovan and Beasley to find their way on the team. The same will be true this year...what if Donovan and Ching are injured and Deuce gets a red card. On the road in Guatemala who do you want playing...Wolff or some project like Hill? Would you seriously take Danny Szetella over Mastro if we had to play in Costa Rica? Sometimes the old guys provide valuable leadership---look only to an aging Cobi Jones' time wasting in the WC against Mexico. Adu and Jozy will get their time. If Bradley has shown us anything it's that he's not afraid of playing young unproven players. Otherwise how did someone as young as Bradley or as lacking in professional playing time as Feilhaber or as out-of-nowhere Bornstein. Does that mean he doesn't deserve criticism for his tactics/line-ups...no. I think he's making a mistake everytime he lines up in "the bucket" with Bradley and Mastro...but let's give him some slack when it comes to call-ups for friendlies. What better team than Brazil to see if Wolff can still be useful. We're not exactly deep at right mid..can Arnaud move back there and be a useful sub? Sometimes these little experiments work sometimes they don't but until we have Brazil's player pool any coach worth his salt is going to have to make some unusual call-ups to find players that can help.