"This is only the second time in five years I will have been back to Fulham," he said. "I talk to some of the American boys and there will be some banter between me, Bobby Convey and them leading up to the game. It will make it that bit extra special.
"Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra are close to my age but Clinton Dempsey is a bit younger, although we get on well on national team trips.
"He's a really good player and he's starting to find his feet. He's good on the ball with tons of skill and we'll definitely be looking out for him."