"I didn't think it would happen at all, not after going four other times. To have your father go over there again in not-so-safe circumstances is eye-opening. … I just got off the phone with my dad and it's war. It's never easy for families. I felt when he called me, he was a little down because any time your parents are going to do something like that, it's never easy."
-- Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz, 22, on learning that his father, an active duty reservist in the U.S. Army who also served in the 1991 Persian Gulf war, was deployed to Afghanistan for a fifth tour. (MLSSoccer.com)