“We understand the situation with Puebla -- we're in a relegation battle to stay up in La Liga for next season -- but at the same time I’ve always been proud to be called into the national team. ... I’ve been doing that my whole career, flying in and flying out and playing in the league."
-- DaMarcus Beasley on his Mexican club Puebla not releasing him and fellow U.S. defender Michael Orozco for Wednesday's USA-Mexico friendly. Puebla plays Atlas on Saturday. (SI.com)