Holdout David Vanole met with Coach Bob Gansler Wednesday at the U.S. soccer team's training camp in La Jolla, but the reserve goalkeeper's return to the team does not appear imminent.
Although Vanole said he is optimistic that his contract differences with the U.S. Soccer Federation will be resolved, Gansler said there might not be room in the net for the veteran from Manhattan Beach.
"There's certainly no urgency here," Gansler said. "I never say never, but right now David is going to have to have a lot of patience."
Gansler praised the play in camp of his young goalkeepers, particularly Kasey Keller of Lacey, Wash.
"David shouldn't be absolutely sure that he's our No. 2 goalkeeper," Gansler said. Vanole, 26, started three of eight World Cup qualifying games in 1989. But he finished the year as the second-team goalkeeper behind the University of Virginia's Tony Meola, who did not allow a goal in the final four games as the United States qualified for this summer's World Cup in Italy.