SBI Friday Rewind: Yedlin disagrees with harsh Donovon comments; Johannsson to have surgery; and more

SBI Friday Rewind: Yedlin disagrees with harsh Donovon comments; Johannsson to have surgery; and more

SBI Daily Rewind

SBI Friday Rewind: Yedlin disagrees with harsh Donovon comments; Johannsson to have surgery; and more

Aron Johannsson

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

After Landon Donovan blamed a lack of vision from coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the U.S. Men’s National Team failing to make it to the World Cup quarterfinals, everyone seemed to have an opinion about Donovan’s comments. But for DeAndre Yedlin, who experienced a breakout World Cup with the U.S., Donovan’s criticism didn’t ring true. Instead, Yedlin said Klinsmann put the right players on the field at the right time and poor individual performances weren’t Klinsmann’s fault.

One player who didn’t appear in the USMNT’s final match against Belgium was forward Aron Johannsson, and it seems now it may have been because he wasn’t 100 percent. A spokesman for AZ Alkmaar confirmed Friday that Johannsson will undergo ankle surgery soon and be out for as long as eight weeks. The spokesman said he didn’t know when the injury occurred because it happened while Johannsson was with the USMNT.

Meanwhile, the World Cup continues for Brazil, but not as they had hoped. In a devastating blow to the World Cup hosts, superstar striker Neymar is out for the rest of the World Cup. Brazil won over Colombia on Friday, 2-1, but a late challenge from behind by Camilo Zuñiga fractured Neymar’s vertebrae, all but ensuring his World Cup is over. Zuñiga defended his high-flying tackle from behind, telling reporters it was “a normal move” and not meant to injure anyone.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Yedlin disagrees with Donovan comments slamming Klinsmann’s approach

Johannsson scheduled to undergo ankle surgery, will miss 6-8 weeks

WORLD CUP
Neymar ruled out of the World Cup

Brazil holds off Colombia in quarterfinal thriller

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: David Luiz

Germany defeats France to advance to 4th straight World Cup semifinals

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mats Hummels

World Cup quarterfinals: A Look Ahead

World Cup and MLS: Your Running Commentary

SBI 2014 World Cup Diary: Entry 5

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Report: Beckham to meet with Broward County about potential soccer-specific stadium

CONCACAF Champions League group schedule released

Crew, Rapids finish locked in stalemate

Dynamo battle back to tie Red Bulls

RSL halts losing streak with win over Revs

NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
NWSL Ticker: Gulati talks Solo’s status after arrest; Waldrum takes national team job; and more

NWSL Week 13: A Look Ahead

EUROPEAN SOCCER
Friday Kickoff: FIFA engulfed in ticket scandal; Rodriguez valued at €75 million; and more

 

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