As it turns out, Landon Donovan will get a final match with the U.S. Men’s National team. After Donovan was unceremoniously cut from the World Cup squad this summer, it looked like Donovan would never wear the red, white and blue again. But U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday he will get a farewell match, even if it’s not a full-blown testimonial.
Meanwhile, likely due to a strong World Cup showing, Giancarlo Gonzalez is a member of the Columbus Crew no more. The Costa Rican defender was transferred to Serie A side Palermo on Tuesday. He leaves the Crew after just six months on a three-year deal with the Italian club.
And Jermaine Jones made his debut at training for the New England Revolution on Tuesday and SBI’s Carl Setterlund was on hand to hear from the USMNT midfielder. Although it was widely reported Jones preferred landing with the Chicago Fire, he told reporters the Revs’ strong interest in signing Jones convinced the German-American to be open to joining.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Tuesday:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Ecuador friendly to be Landon Donovan’s USMNT swan song
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Jones eager to start new career chapter with Revolution
Tuesday Kickoff: Giroud could miss 3 months; Benatia set for Bayern move; and more