“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