Klinsmann narrows it down to 23, Donovan left out
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, John Brooks, Geoff Cameron, Timmy Chandler, Omar Gonzalez Fabian Johnson, DeAndre Yedlin
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Michael Bradley, Brad Davis, Mix Diskerud, Julian Green, Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Aron Johannsson, Chris Wondolowski
So the question goes begging, have we seen the last of Landon Donovan in a National Team uniform? To some, this may not come as a surprise, going back to the lack of playing time Donovan got once Klinsmann was announced as head coach when Donovan wasn't sure if he was going to retire or not. Now, it won't be until after the World Cup until we see if Donovan will play for the US again.
Other players who were left off the 23 man squad were Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans, Clarence Goodson, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu, and Terrence Boyd. Going back to my article when the 30 man roster was announced, I picked 2 of the 7 correctly. Oh well. It will be surprising now to see how much attention this will get in the coming weeks and the media frenzy that would ensue if the US does horribly in Brazil, in which the media would be all over Klinsmann for not picking Donovan. For now, all US Soccer fans can do is wait and hope for Klinsmann to have chosen the right squad.
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