Brad Evans had stints as a right back with the US National Team. This time around, he was back in his more natural midfield role and he hopes the experience will act as a catalyst for a strong showing in 2012.

If coach Klinsmann continues to add Sounders players to the National Team roaster, and they certainly deserve it, then this is going to be very interesting. I am slowly making the Sounders my #1 team. Not just because of the piss-poor performance by my team VfB Stuttgart, but also because it’s right to support your local team. I am far off from ever considering rooting for any other team but the Nationalmannschaft but if Klinsmann can deliver, and the players he picks are players I know, then I might just start falling in love with the US National team… and then what?