A farewell to college
Only four players on this year's U.S. World Cup roster played four years of college soccer, a decline from previous years.
2010: 4 (Jay DeMerit, Marcus Hahnemann, Robbie Findley, Jonathan Bornstein)
2006: 8 (Marcus Hahnemann, Kasey Keller, Jimmy Conrad, Eddie Lewis, Eddie Pope, Pablo Mastroeni, Brian McBride, Brian Ching)
2002: 9 (Pablo Mastroeni, Eddie Lewis, Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Eddie Pope, Clint Mathis, Jeff Agoos, Cobi Jones, Tony Sanneh)
1998: 10 (Eddie Pope, Jeff Agoos, Cobi Jones, Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Mike Burns, Tab Ramos, Juergen Sommer, Brian Maisonneuve, Alexi Lalas)