Wilhelmsson misses training on Tuesday to get his P-1 Visa

CARSON, Calif. -- Christian Wilhelmsson is one step closer to playing in Friday's match against the Colorado Rapids.

The Swedish International was not at training at The Home Depot Center -- or even in the United States -- on Tuesday. The Swede was in Tijuana, Mexico  where he had an appointment with the U.S. Consulate to get his P-1 Visa, if the Swede gets his visa on Tuesday -- and his International Transfer Certificate by Friday -- he will be eligible on Friday. 

Below are Bruce Arena's comments on Wilhelmsson's absence on Tuesday. 

ARENA: "He was just getting his paper work."