"[U.S. coach] Jurgen Klinsmann got on the phone with me two weeks ago. Should I play well in the last two Bundesliga games, it could work out for me. Omar Gonzalez and Matt Besler are a notch ahead of me, but I by all means want to be involved in Brazil."
-- John Brooks, the 21-year-old German-American central defender, who has been in good form recently for Hertha Berlin after a bumpy season that included being benched for getting midseason tattoos. (ESPNFC.com)