Assuming two out due to injury is optimistic. Adams and Weah have been unavailable the whole year (Adams played one game). I believe Brooks has only appeared once but has missed virtually the whole year due to injury. Cannon got his chance because Yedlin missed time due to injury and he only recently came back. Dest wasn't injured but was unavailable due to a combination of U20 duty and having to make a decision between the US and Holland. I'm not counting injuries that only impacted short duration like Pulisic's and McKennie's. I'm not sure if you are looking at overall % or game to game so don't know if you are counting the Camp Cupcake minutes. If so, that obviously affects the distribution as well. IF you take out the 5 injured players that brings the % of MLS players to 64%, If you use 4 injured, it makes it 62%. Either one is too close to your 67% stat of minute distribution. The real point is that Berhalter is making poor personnel choices (IMO). Even if you use the percentages that you use, it doesn't prove or necessarily suggest a quota which you suggest. We all have our biases and Berhalter does too. His bias may or may not be toward MLS but even if he is biased toward MLS it doesn't necessarily imply that there is a quota. In my opinion, there are a few glaring omissions in the choices he has made. Several are European. Holmes and Robinson are the two that I think are at the top of the list but Holmes case is a bit confusing because he was called in but picked up an injury. Berhalter hasn't called him in since but I don't think we can say he has lost favor. On the MLS side, Hollingshead and possibly Canouse are two of the players that have the most to gripe about. In addition, to the ommission, there are a few players that have received far more time than I think they should get. Bradley is the obvious choice but there is also Lovitz, Ream and Roldan. You attribute his errors to a conscious plan and a quota. I attribute his errors to errors in judgement, planning and execution. Your opinion is more sinister. This is a perfect case of correlation not necessarily indicating causation. One more thing. My guess is that, based upon him playing virutally every minute, 7-8% the minutes have gone to Bradley. Take out those minutes and it looks much better. What it comes down to is a few players (primarily Bradley) that are playing a disproportionate amount. so the real question is why is that? Is Bradley playing because Berhalter likes MLS better? is it because he sees something in Bradley that we don't? Is it because Bradley is the only one Berhalter sees as being capable of running the "system"? In short, I understand why you are so upset about the choices because many of the choices have been bad. I just don't agree that it is part of a conscious effort. Perhaps I'm being naive.