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Landon Donovan out of U.S. squad for upcoming friendlies

Landon Donovan has won five MLS Cups, including two with the Galaxy. (Getty Images) Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy were knocked out of the MLS Cup Playoffs by Real Salt Lake this week. (Getty Images)

Landon Donovan is out and Omar Gonzalez is in on the U.S. men’s national team squad for upcoming friendlies at Scotland and Austria, a Los Angeles source tells SI.com.

No reasons were given for Donovan’s absence from the U.S. roster, but González’s presence shows that U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has no problem calling in LA Galaxy players for these games.

Donovan’s last U.S. appearance came in October’s home World Cup qualifying win against Jamaica. He was somewhat surprisingly pulled from the game at halftime in a decision that Klinsmann described as “performance-based.”

The two-time defending MLS champion Galaxy was eliminated from the MLS quarterfinals on Thursday by Salt Lake. As SI.com and Fox Sports television reported last Monday, Klinsmann is not expected to call up any U.S. national team players who are still involved in the MLS playoffs (a group that includes Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Brad Davis, Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando).

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