MLS: There are five MLS representatives on Jurgen Klinsmann's US national team squad set to take on Jamaica this week and next. Two are goalkeepers. A third is a probable starting defensive midfielder. The fourth is a winger.
The fifth is Graham Zusi, Sporting KC's No. 8. Zusi, along with Pachuca's Jose Torres, is one of two players on Klinsmann's squad who plays as a "No. 8" – a ball-circulator who can move play efficiently from touchline to touchline, or endline to endline as circumstances dictate – for his club team. This is the Claudio Reyna role, or, if you want, the Xavi role.