DaMarcus Beasley hopes to play a major role for Rangers this season and secure a spot in the USA squad.
Bob Bradley's men are well placed to qualify for next summer's World Cup and Beasley is desperate to be involved in the competition in South Africa.
However, he realises that he will have to perform well at club level and is confident he can put a couple of injury-plagued campaigns behind him.
Speaking about his international career, Beasley said: "If you're in form, you're going to play. It's as simple as that.
"I think that's how every national team coach wants it to be, wants players to be in form.
"If I can get a good run of games and be fit and be back to the way I used to play, then I think [Bradley] will be happy with that."
Beasley played the first half of Sunday's Emirates Cup clash with Arsenal and is working hard to get as fit as possible.
"The main thing is being injury-free," he said. "At the same time I want to play. The (coach) knows that.
"I'm trying to come into camp fitter and try to stake my claim."