Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake veterans and impressive players in their own right, have been named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man squad for the United States in the 2014 World Cup.
This isn't a particularly surprising move, but it does affirm the quality the two have shown over the years.
In fact, nearly half of the team is comprised of players who call MLS home. It's surely a representation of the increasing quality in MLS.
On the flip-side, Landon Donovan has surprisingly not been selected for the final squad heading to the tournament. It's a blow for the player many considered one of the greatest American players of all-time.
23-man squad via US Soccer
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)