As others have pointed out, the simple answer is that it wasn't a FIFA date, which meant Bradley could only call in a very limited set of guys. And even if he could have called in some guys who might be more interesting options, it still would have been a bad idea. Some of them (e.g. Beasley and Cooper) are still recovering from injuries. Some of them (e.g., Edu, Adu, and Johnson) are settling into new teams or just getting back in the mix after injuries. Adu's only chance to put himself into contention for South Africa is to start playing regularly and well for Aris. So far he hasn't made it off the bench yet, but it looks more plausible that he will with Aris than with his last couple teams. Coming to Carson for a B-team friendly is way less important than convincing Cuper that he deserves time on the field. I still think this friendly was useful (it would have been far more useful 11 v. 11), but it was only ever going to be useful in a limited way. And it should have been cheaper to attend. Hell, the way it played out, they should have paid me to watch.