Landon Donovan is not on the 23-man World Cup roster for the United States.
The 32-year-old Donovan had been rumored to be out of a spot on the team but alas nothing was confirmed until today.
ESPN’s Taylor Twellman first broke the news and it was quickly confirmed by US Soccer.
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The absence of Donovan is more of shock by name factor. He was not going to make a difference in what is expected to be a quick first round exit by the US Men’s team. This year’s team has a roster full of youth which could at-least bode well for the future of the club if nothing else.