This has been touched on in several threads, but I thought it deserved a thread of its own. We have talked about the fact that LD and probably Albright will make the final squad for Germany. There is a slim chance (not at all likely) that Dunivant might as well - if only because left back has been a Nats problem spot for years. What does this mean for LAG? One school of thought is - no worse than last year. After all, there will only be at most 6 MLS games that overlap with WC2006. However, the Bruce has now announced a VERY ambitious schedule of friendlies and training for 2006. Not only the month at Victoria Street in January, but 10 friendlies prior to leaving for Germany. Anyone on the bubble, Albright and Dunivant for example, are likely to see major playing time in those games. And they fall directly opposite LAG's CONCACAF games. So, being the eternal pessimist, I see Landdon missing a lot more games this year than last, and I remember how he played after the last WC - like a burned out shell for the rest of the MLS season. Someone brighten my day and show me where I'm wrong --- PLEASE!!!!