Bradley to Toronto. Jones to Besiktas. These guys will be playing in much inferior leagues for the next four months before the World Cup. Jones and Bradley have basically had all of January off with no training of any kind. While they aren't going to lose their skills overnight, they also won't be facing the same level of competition. This is worrying for the backbone of our central midfield. For comparisons' sake, the Turkish league is ranked below the Netherlands and Belgium in the UEFA coefficients rankings. MLS to European comparisons are difficult, but it's probably on the level of Belgium/Greece, or lower-end of Championship/Second Bundesliga. Certainly below Italy's Serie A however. Honestly, Danny Williams in the Championship and Kljestan in Belgium might be facing tougher competition that Jones or Bradley in the next five months. Does that automatically make them better players? No, but it will make for some interesting decisions. I'm very very concerned. And I wonder if Klinsmann is as well.