The last few months have been a series of highs and lows for Benny Feilhaber, who could be in line to make his full national team debut against Ecuador, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The United States dropped into a fifth-place tie in the May FIFA rankings, the last before the World Cup next month.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is threatening to drop all experienced players from the roster for its next World Cup qualifier unless the union agrees to a new labor contract by Feb. 1.
U.S. international keeper Kasey Keller rallied his teammates to make one final push in their remaining three games of the season.
The United States men won't be playing soccer at the Athens Olympics.
Florida International, a former power in men's soccer, eliminated the program Thursday because of financial reasons.