He’ll be back

Sports

He’ll be back

The question for Donovan and the U.S. national team is when
Landon Donovan got the boot from the American roster for next month’s World Cup qualifiers, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he envisions Donovan’s return to the team sometime in the future. The question is when.

He’ll be back

Landon Donovan got the boot from the American roster for next month’s World Cup qualifiers, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he envisions Donovan’s return to the team sometime in the future. The question is when.
USA notes

While players will start to report to Cleveland on May 26, Roma MF Michael Bradley arrives May 30 after the Italian Cup final against Lazio. Tijuana D Edgar Castillo and MF Joe Corona also are due in May 30 after their Copa Libertadores quarterfinal against Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro. It is not clear when Santos Laguna F Herculez Gomez, Hoffenheim D Fabian Johnson and MF Danny Williams and FC Augsburg D Michael Parkhurst will be able to report because of their club commitments. Hoffenheim DM Daniel Williams, who hasn’t played since March 30, has recovered from injuries and has been training for two weeks, according to Jurgen Klinsmann. ... MLS players will stay with their teams for games May 26-27 before reporting. ... With Tim Howard the starter in goal and Brad Guzan his backup, Klinsmann will rotate his No. 3 goalkeepers, with Chicago’s Sean Johnson in Cleveland, D.C. United’s Bill Hamid in Washington, Houston’s Toby Hall in Jamaica and Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando in Portland and Salt Lake City. Rimando appears to be the U.S. starter for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which has gained in importance because the winner will play the 2015 Gold Cup champion for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. ... Klinsmann might invite Aron Johannsson, a teammate of Jozy Altidore on AZ Alkmaar, for his Gold Cup roster, but the 22-year-old forward also is eligible for Iceland and has played for Iceland’s Under-21 team.

Reader Comments