USA national team manager Juergen Klinsmann admits he and his coaching staff are thrilled with the progress Sacha Kljestan has made in recent seasons.
Whilst neither a youngster or a veteran, 27-year old midfielder Kljestan has emerged as one of America's most improved players during his spell with Belgian champions Anderlecht and Klinsmann is happy with how he is performing for both club and country.
"He's becoming a consistent player in his club," said Klinsmann. "We watch his club games. We have people there that scout him and that go to Anderlecht and see his games and he's done very well.
"He won the championship and (played in) European competition and he also becomes a more consistent element overseas and we want him to bring that kind of quality back into the national team environment.
"He's been in and out because of the depth we have in midfield but he's always been in our plans. We are pleased with his development over the last couple of years, absolutely."