Hot List: Terrence Boyd on the rise 

April, 8, 2013

On what was a relatively quiet weekend for national teamers with their clubs, the fact three U.S. veterans returned from various ailments to log 90 minutes for the first time in longer than many may realize is significant. Earning playing time is paramount to Jurgen Klinsmann, of course, and while the Yanks' coach has to be happy that a few of his key players were finally healthy enough to go the distance, he can't be too pleased about the progress, or lack thereof, one of America's most promising youngsters has made in England over the past few months.

Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.