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For the second straight summer, the U.S. Men's national team will be playing important games, and for the second straight summer Timmy Chandler has passed on the chance to play in those important games.
Chandler's decision to stay home rather than take part in the USA's World Cup qualifiers this summer rang alarm bells in American soccer circles for a variety of reasons. First, because he isn't cap-tied yet and could still conceivably play for Germany. Second, because the decision gave a very real sense that Chandler isn't really all that committed to the U.S. national team.
Here is my Fox Soccer column on Chandler's latest snub of the U.S. national team. Give it a read and let me know what you think of the situation.
Are you okay with Chandler passing on another national team call-up in order to get rest, or are you seriously starting to question Chandler's real motives. Think he's keeping his options open to potentially play for Germany, or do you think it is more of a case of Chandler not wanting to upset his club team, and doing so at the expense of his U.S. national team career?
Share your thoughts below.