I don't really get your point. Isn't it true that no matter when you first call him up, he won't know anybody and nobody will speak French on the team? (Tim Weah is the only other US player in Ligue 1, but don't know if he speaks French though. Maybe Altidore speaks some French too, based on his heritage?) Edit: Ebobisse and Romain Gall may speak French as well, as both were born in Paris. Theoson is a professional, and the sooner we call him in, the sooner he can start making friends and getting integrated with the team. His confidence may be down, but I see a national team call-up as being more of a confidence boost than a negative. I'm not saying play him at all during his first call-up, but give him the chance to practice with the squad and start making connections.