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Beasley, happy to be back but not entirely sure why ...
Philadelphia Daily News, August 10th, 2011 4:43PM

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After more than a year away from the U.S. national team, 29-year-old DaMarcus Beasley is happy to be back, but he admits he's not entirely sure why he's in camp.

A new coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, is seemingly intent on taking the USA in a new direction, so what is Beasley -- a veteran of three World Cups -- doing back in the team?

"I have no clue what I am here for anymore," joked Beasley. "I mean, I guess you can say I am a veteran. I have been a part of the national team since I was about 17-18. But this is a new coach, new era, everything is new. And I am happy to be a part of it."

Beasley moved to Mexico and plays for Puebla after spending seven seasons in Europe. Klinsmann says the experience of players like Beasley is critical as a new era begins.

"What you are trying to do is group together a corps of guys that have been here for years and then you also try to incorporate some new faces," Klinsmann said. "This is important in order to experiment and get an idea of just where these kids are. I am curious to see DaMarcus in the group ... I want to see how he fits in this whole group and that’s really what I am doing position-by-position."

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