The American press were adament that Kasey was going to play against Korea on Monday, with coach Bruce Arena continuing with his rotation system. However, Brad Friedel remained in goal and the fact that he had a decent game and saved a penalty hardly helps the Keller cause when it comes to the final group game against Poland today.
"I doesn't help me a whole lot," laughed Kasey. "It was said for the whole time in the press in America that I was playing.
"It was a little frustrating because I thought it was going to be me."
It is always tougher for a non-playing keeper, outfield players always know that tactics or injuries can work in their favour and prompt a team change. Keepers rarely get injured or have any bearing on tactics. However, Kasey says he is coping alright.
"I'm okay. I'm not happy with the reasoning behind why I'm not playing, but I can't complain with the way the results have gone. Brad is playing well so I can't say I should be playing.
"I'm not dwelling on it. I'm here, ready to go and looking forward to getting back into the swing of things."
Kasey Keller has admitted his disappointment at missing out on the USA's opening two games, especially when it was widely reported that he would feature against South Korea.