"Rui Costa is a legend and you are not going to just come in and play in front of him. The European lifestyle and the European way of soccer is different from in America. One day you can be loved, and the next day you are not loved. That's how it is with the fans, the media, with coaches - they don't like something they see and they put you in the second team. That's just the way it is."
-- DaMarcus Beasley on U.S. teammate Freddy Adu, who has played only 64 minutes since joining Portuguese club Benfica in August. (AP)