As the story was told to me, it was because Kreis snubbed Arena and went to Duke in the first place. Honestly, do you think he's had much of a shot? Since Il Bruce got the job, here are Jason Kreis' "golden" opportunities: 9/8/99 at Jamaica: Started, played 45 minutes, scored a goal 11/17/99 at Morocco: Entered at the 59th minute for a USA "B" side 3/12/00 vs. Tunisia: Played 90 minutes with a USA "B" side. 4/26/00 at Russia: Entered at the 74th minute. 6/3/00 vs. South Africa: Entered at the 84th minute 6/6/00 vs. Ireland: Started, played 65 minutes with a USA "B" side in a driving rain 7/23/00 at Costa Rica: Entered at the 87th and got booked. Incidentally, this is the one and only match of any significance in which Kreis has played under Il Bruce. Jovan Kirovski has pissed away more opportunities than Kreis has even been given. I guess it pays to sit on some of Europe's finest benches than to be a consistent performer in MLS, no matter what Il Bruce says. You would think so. But success in MLS hasn't translated into too many good opportunities for Kreis yet.