Landon Donovan Cut
Landon Donovan Cut From United States’ World Cup Roster
Smh this is a HUGE mistake by Jurgen Klinsmann. I can understand going with a youth filled team to the World Cup, but you need this veteran, some leadership, some damn maturity in the team. What is Team USA when it comes to “soccer” without Landon Donovan? I am sure this probably would have been his last international appearance for Team USA, but still, c’mon Klinsman what the hell are you thinking. 57 goals in 156 international appearances cannot be sneezed at. At 32 Donovan can still run some ball with the best of them.
Personally I’d be pissed but I guess he is handling it well, given his facebook statement to fans.
To my fans,
It has been an honor and privilege to have represented the US National Team in three World Cups. I was looking forward to playing in Brazil and, as you can imagine, I am very disappointed with today’s decision. Regardless, I will be cheering on my friends and teammates this summer, and I remain committed to helping grow soccer in the US in the years to come.
Thanks for all your support,
Looking around I am not seeing a lot of people in agreement with this decision, so I guess it’s only a matter of time before the petitions start and pressure it put on Klinsman to get his shit together and I say rightly so. This is not like a David Beckham playing for England. Landon Donovan is US Soccer, put that man in the damn team.