U.S. stars might sit against Spain 

June, 2, 2011

Whenever the world's best team comes to play, it's a big match. But U.S. fans should keep in mind that Saturday's friendly against Spain in Foxboro, Mass., is just one of four games the Americans will play in the next 10 days -- and it's the least important.

The Yanks begin a grueling stretch in group play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Canada in Detroit next Tuesday, in a tournament they're desperate to win. And that means coach Bob Bradley is likely to save some of his top players' legs against Spain.

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