We need to count ourselves fortunate. Kyle Beckerman has never received the accolades and respect he deserves, but he showed his skill on the world's biggest stage against some of the best soccer nations in the World Cup.

Beckerman was one of best and most consistent players on the field for Team USA while playing every minute against Ghana, Portugal and Germany. He is a humble player that works hard and gets the job done without getting the fame that goes to others on the team.

Keith VanCuran

Cedar Hills