Maybe not twice the talent, but it was more talented from top to bottom: GK: Kasey Keller Brad Freidel. Steffen looks to be making a nice career for himself, but you can't argue that he is currently better than either of those GK in 2002. Defense: Eddie Pope is better than Miazga, Ream or Long. Cherundolo and Yedlin are a wash, with a slight edge to Cherundolo being better suited to the 2002 system. Mastroeini and Berhalter are better than the Ream or Long. Midfield: A in his prime Claudio Reyna, John O'Brien (yes I know he played LB), Frankie Hejduk has more heart than anyone that we picked, and an in his prime Eddie Lewis. Definitely a talent edge currently to 2002. McKennie could still come good, Roldan could maybe become a good bench option. Jury is out on Yeuill. DeMarcus Beasley was electrifying and what within two years of replacing Arjen Robben and being the leading scorer on a Champions League semi-finalist. Forward: Brian McBride (in his prime), Clint Mathis (prior to his injury) and wonderkid Landon Donovan. Even the most optimistic viewing of the roster we called up for Canada doesn't produce a better picture than the 2002 roster. Hindsight is for sure 20/20 in this instance.