Pretty interesting that we should have 3 defenders starting in the Bundesliga this year (Cherundolo, Sanneh, Berhalter) and it would appear 3-4 players starting in the EPL (Kirovski makes 4?). And from all reports it seems Reyna is doing very well there. The one thing the US hasn't produced is an offensive player that has enough quality to make it as a starter in one of Europe's 4 major leagues. However, we do have a host of young strikers with the potential to go abroad and succeed (Casey, Donovan, Twellman...). I think its pretty clear that European teams are now looking to Americans as bargain buys, but MLS isn't letting the WC players go abroad (or at least not for the going transfer rates). This could lead to a very interesting WCQ campaign where our "star" players are actually home based and our fringe players are actually the ones playing in Europe. I still feel with MLS's quality of play that we would be wanting to have 2/3s of our WC squad coming from teams that play in the big European leagues if we want to make see a largely improved national team. Landon says maybe MLS good enough, but does anybody else see it as good enough to keep the USMNT as a quarterfinalist threat for Germany?