I suspect the [R] isn't needed, but whatever ... Most people here are probably aware that Zak Whitbread did not go to the COTIF tournament in Spain with the US U-20s. He has been playing regularly for Liverpool U-19s: 8/24: L'Pool 1 - 2 Norwich (Whitbread played 90 in central defense) 8/31: L'pool 3 - 2 Spurs (Whitbread played 90 in central defense) Reports here. I think it was also reported earlier, but he also saw time as a sub with Liverpool Reseves, in a 2-1 win over Bolton on 8/19. Pretty nice for such a young defensive player.