Was just thinking about this but if we're all completely honest and forthright we have no idea how most of our 1st teamers (doesn't matter who we think they are) will perform against real competition when it matters. I don't think we can base things on friendlies to really judge anyone's performance especially the recent ones. So we're left with only knowing this when we are in the World Cup every 4 years. We don't even have something along the lines of the Euro competition so we're facing good teams at least every 2 years if not every year. If the US wants to get to the next level we will need to address this. Some say Copa America which I would be a fan of and others have even stated merging our federation with CONMEBOL which is intriguing. Whatever it is we should probably start thinking about it because it will be difficult to evaluate our players always playing island countries.