*The field has been lengthened by two yards to 110, an alteration that has left noticeable faded marks around the penalty area, six-yard box and end line in the north end. The width remains the same (75 yards). It might look a little funny on TV.
*Ticket sales had surpassed 17,000 as of this afternoon.
*Defender Oguchi Onyewu, who grew up in the Washington area, said he is expecting family and friends at the stadium to number "well over 100."
*DeMerit is out and Bob Bradley said a few others have minor ailments.
*Bradley, on RFK: "RFK is a favorite stadium for many of us and it is exciting to play a national team match here. ... There is a history, a soccer history: the World Cup, some of the best games in the early days of MLS were played here. I know the record of the national team here is excellent. So if you put it all together and you combine that with the fans that come to games here - passionate, knowledgeable - in all those ways, it's a great place."
*Bradley, on Torres: "For any young player coming into camp, the first time around is a learning experience. You can tell he is excited to be here and I think in that regard all the players have enjoyed getting to know him a little bit. The commitment that he made to be part of our team is respected by everybody. As a starting point, you can certainly see good qualities especially just in terms of his passing. He's a smart player. When we bring players into camp, we believe all our capable of getting on the field. So we don't bring players in for any other reason. ... He finds good spots to get the ball, he sees things quickly, left foot is good. When you watch for Pachuca, sometimes he tilts left, but he is not a pure flank player either. Sometimes he is a little more in the center. We'll see; it's early."
Onyewu, on Torres: "Whenever you have a new player in, it's very important to try to integrate them as fast as possible in the group so they don't feel as an outsider. He seems like a very level-headed kid and obviously you can see his abilities on the field - good left foot, smart on plays - but you have to take your time sometimes and see how he progresses and matures with the team."
Bradley, on Szetela: "The best part with Danny in this camp is that he comes off a stretch where he has been playing for his club. It's always the case where you want to see players settle in, establish themselves and when they come into our camp, show that they are fit, confident and in form. This camp has been better in that regard. He is still in the full national team working his way up the ladder. You can sense he is starting to get more comfortable with everything."
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