Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has praised captain Kyle Beckerman for performing his role perfectly.
The 31-year old midfielder has become a key contributor with the USA national team in recent times and Kreis believes it is down to his ability to follow the instructions of his coach to a tee.
"Probably the biggest point about Kyle is that he's willing and able to do exactly what a coach wants," Kreis told the Tribune.
"When he takes on a role that a coach wants and doesn't try to do too much and does the job to the best of his ability, he's one of the absolute best at it, across the country and internationally for Americans.
"I think when he holds and he's a responsible player and a disciplined player, he's excellent."
Kreis added: "I think there needs to be some credit for the entire team for what Kyle Beckerman is now pretty much a mainstay with the national team."
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