While playing time has been scarce this season, Tony Taylor took advantage of a midweek scrimmage to try to force his way with a hat trick against Benfica "B".
Newly promoted Estoril sit in sixth place after nine league games largely thanks to an impressive offense that has produced 15 goals. In fact, only the league's top three teams, Porto, Benfica and Braga, have eclipsed Estoril's scoring mark.
The USMNT roster for the friendly against Russia is full of surprises that offer a glimpse of Jurgen Klinsmann's vision for the team in 2013.
The bottom line is that there are several new players who now have the opportunity to prove themselves on the big stage. There are also a few veterans of the team who could be on thin ice and a strong performance against Russia is needed to be in the picture moving forward.
Who will Klinsmann select for the final game of 2012?
So with the USMNT game against Russia fast approaching, let's look at a potential roster.
Now this roster is now what I think Jurgen Klinsmann will do, it is what I would do if I were him. Now it's hard to make predictions yet since we do not know the results of the MLS playoffs and that does affect player availability.
Has Jurgen Klinsmann found his ideal central midfield pairing in Danny Williams and Michael Bradley? It certainly looked like it last night.
With Jermaine Jones suspended Tuesday night due to yellow cards, Bradley and Williams teamed up for their second straight World Cup Qualifier and looked like the fluid midfield pairing Klinsmann has missed.
Hernandez has made his debut for the Guatemala-based club
Nearly four months after going on loan to Guatemala's Comunicaciones, Moises Hernandez has made his debut.
He recently made his first appearance when he came on as a 76th minute sub for the club in a 2-0 victory over Marquense on October 6. Comunicaciones are currently leading Guatemala's Liga Nacional and have a six point cushion over second place Municipal.