Forget the USA U-23s. Forget the US Men's National Team. Forget Jurgen Klinsmann. Forget the question of whether Ventura Alvarado is ever going to cut it as a top class international defender, or whether Geoff Cameron is a center back or a full back, or whether Jozy Altidore is destined to become USMNT's all-time top-scorer or merely third-best on the national team's scoring list.
Forget all that because, if you are a fan of the New York Red Bulls, today is the day Lloyd Sam - one of the all-time best attacking players the club has ever had on its roster - finally gets a shot at playing senior international soccer. For Ghana against Canada (featuring RBNY's Karl Ouimette) in DC.
Will he get a start or just a few minutes at the end? Will he get no minutes at all? These are the important questions. There is plenty of time to figure out what is happening with USMNT. But Sam is called up this Ghana squad because the game in being played in America (so there are a number of MLS players on the roster) and because quite a few of the Black Stars' leading lights couldn't make it.
This could be the beginning and the end of Sam's international career. Help him make the most of it: watch him.
And by "watch him", what is meant is "figure out a way to get canadasoccer.com's stream working on your computer".