Steve Cherundolo played in 6 matches in 2004; none since the El Salvador match at the Big Razor. I bring this up b/c I find it interesting that a young American who is playing (and playing well) at the 1B level isn't considered an instant lineup inclusion. I know that Bruce likes taller defenders, which makes 100% sense, and that Boca, Gibbs, Pope, etc. might get the call over Steven. Not that I'm reading too much into it, but as things progress and our player pool gets deeper, this will be an emerging dynamic for Yanks Abroad - just b/c they're American and playing in one of Europe's better leagues, they won't be considered 'automatic'. Maybe SC represents the most logical example of this. It's a long ways since the day when Sampson found a player in the French First Division who once ate a Big Mac, and got him on the WC98 roster.