What a weekend for the USMNT and boss Jurgen Klinsmann. Check the list of players who have returned from injury, illness or inactivity over the last few days:
All but the Hannover skipper played, and the list doesn't include international break returnee Clint Dempsey and Stuart Holden, who started for the first time in a month. Josh Gatt kicks off Molde's new home campaign tomorrow.
In case you hadn't noticed, that's one center back from making up a quality line-up. It says here we should get ready for some easier qualifiers.
- Greg Seltzer