You're talking about playing old players (well over 30), bringing along a player who couldn't play (John O'Brien), and having a stale manager (Bruce Arena) lead us in 2006. I'll take a pass on all of that and stick with the ideas in my post, not your worthless examples. Brazil basically has done it, but their original squad for the 2012 Olympics had some glaring mistakes in the lineup (HULK), but they weren't corrected for 2014. With unbiased refs, Brazil wouldn't have made it out of their group in 2014 (playing "Captain"? David Luiz as a CD rather than DM... he is classically clueless in the highlights from the Germany match), but instead, they were allowed to progress until they got their $#!+ packed by Germany (see the entire Brazil defense). However, Brazil's "2026" is this World Cup and they will be very tough to beat, especially if Neymar makes it back and doesn't play like a little [female dog]. From keeper to offensive midfielders, they are very strong and they even have quality forwards. The U.S. isn't Brazil, but they should follow Germany and Brazil's example. And keep Bruce Arena as far away from the USMNT as possible.