U.S. Men's National Team

Klinsmann names 23-man World Cup roster, Donovan left out



Jurgen Klinsmann dropped a bombshell on Thursday when he announced his 23-man World Cup roster and Landon Donovan’s name was not on it.

Youngsters Julian Green, DeAndre Yedlin and John Brooks joined Tim Chandler among the players to jump off the bubble and onto the U.S. World Cup roster. Veteran midfielder Brad Davis also made the cut.

The most shocking omission was Donovan, who had played in three straight World Cups and scored five World Cup goals, most in U.S. Men’s National Team history.

Here is the full U.S. World Cup squad:

U.S. World Cup Roster

GOALKEEPERS– Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Nick Rimando

DEFENDERS– Geoff Cameron, Tim Chandler, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, John Brooks, Fabian Johnson, DaMarcus Beasley, DeAndre Yedlin

MIDFIELDERS– Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi, Alejandro Bedoya, Brad Davis, Kyle Beckerman, Mix Diskerud, Julian Green

FORWARDS– Jozy Altidore, Aron Johannsson, Chris Wondolowski


What do you think of the team? Shocked to see Donovan left out? Who are you happy to see make the cut? Who is the second-most surprising exclusion for your money?

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