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Saturday, May 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES - Landon Donovan, the United States' all-time leading scorer, has been omitted from coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man USA squad for next month's World Cup in Brazil.

Donovan, with 57 international goals, was among 30 taken into training camp but didn't make the final cut for what would have been a fourth World Cup.

The 32-year-old Donovan had previously acknowledged was no certainty to make the squad.

He didn't figure prominently in the qualifying campaign, playing in just three of 10 matches in the final round after taking a nearly four-month sabbatical from the game.

But once the veteran — the face of football in the United States — was included in the 30-man preliminary squad many fans were certain he'd be going to Brazil.

Instead Klinsmann opted for a youthful squad for a World Cup campaign that sees the United States drawn in Group G along with Ghana, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2010 edition, Euro 2012 semi-finalists Portugal and one of the favourites, Germany.





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