I noticed that Frankie gets a ton of criticism on these boards... Lots of detractors. I don't think he gets credit for what he brings: 1) a total fighting spirit 2) energy and grit and tenacity 3) high level of match fitness 4) I suspect he helps in terms of team chemistry as well by bringing a sense of team solidarity and courage to his teammates... and probably a sense of humour as well... The guy belongs. I can't wait to see him on the roster for Germany. Go kick some ass Frankie. Plus, I live close to Cardiff... Frankie's home town in California. Soccer and Surf = the worlds two greatest sports.