When the 2010 World Cup came to an end for the United States, and fans began thinking ahead to which players would still be around to contribute four years later at the next World Cup, two players who didn't get much consideration were Carlos Bocanegra and Steve Cherundolo.
It didn't seem to matter that Cherundolo was one of the US team's best players in South Africa, or that Bocanegra was still the best defender in the pool. The fact that both players will be 35 when the next World Cup kicks off made it seem all but impossible for them to play a role.
We stand two years from the next World Cup and both players haven't gone anywhere. Neither chose to retire after the last World Cup, and both continue to be the best players at their respective positions for the United States.
That hasn't stopped lingering questions about their age, and about how much longer Bocanegra and Cherundolo will remain starters. It isn't a concern within the US camp, where both defenders are still highly r...