Time running out for Jones 

January, 27, 2010

U.S. fans were buoyed by the recent news that the members of the national team's M*A*S*H unit, aka Clint Dempsey, Oguchi Onyewu and Charlie Davies, could all be recovered from their respective injury woes in time to help the USA at the World Cup.

But things aren't going as well for another high-profile Yank who had been expected to play a big part in the American effort this summer.

For the latest news on Jermaine Jones' chances of joining the U.S. for the World Cup, plus a look at the team's depth and a new position battle, you must be an ESPN Insider.

Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.