Indeed. Getting overaged players released for the Olympics from Europe can be a big problem. The Olympics interfere AT BEST with a key part of the preseason. At worst, in some cases, with actual first team matches. We haven't had to worry about this issue in forever. But if I remember, the Olympics at times interfere with early qualification rounds of Europa League/Champions League. Just as a for instance........ There's a reason that in 2008 we took 36 year old Brian McBride. Our pool wasn't as deep as it is today, but we did have a group of players that would have made more of a difference. Brian stood out like a sore thumb amongst a group of 21 year olds.