Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Michael Bradley has been praised by USA head coach Bob Bradley.
The 22-year old performed impressively during his sides stay in the World Cup and although coach Bradley admits he has some things to work on, could not fault the former Heerenveen man's commitment to the cause.
"Like the team, I think he gives everything he has in every game," he said. "This wouldn't just be true of him, but there are different ways to size up players. But there are some players you look at and you say 'This player's good at this, and this, and this, but somehow when you put it all together and put him on the field it's not quite enough.'
"Michael seems to be in the category, and he's not the only one in this category by any means, but he's in the other category where at times you can see all the little things that you think he should be able to do better, but at the end of it all when you put him on the field his commitment to try to do whatever is needed in the game to help his team is pretty clear. One of the things I've always tried with players is to get them to understand that that's what the game is all about-that ability to put yourself on the line and try to do what it takes to help your team win.
"Like a number of others on our team, I would say that in four efforts he pushed the limits in that regard."