New U.S. International Jose Francisco Torres is, to my knowledge, the first and only American to play in the FIFA Club World Cup. His club side, Pachuca is in the semi-finals and will face Liga de Quito (LDU), the South American champions tomorrow. Torres played 68 minutes for the Mexican side, who won the CONCACAF Champions cup last year for the right to play in the Club World Cup.
LDU have not been on great form of late and so a Pachuca win is definitely possible.
This kind of high level exposure is important for American Internationals and the more players playing at the highest levels the better.