Landon Donovan Withdraws From U.S. Roster For Friendly Against France

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Forward Landon Donovan has withdrawn from the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming friendly against France, according to

“The plan was to have Landon come in for the match against France and then return to the LA Galaxy in preparation for MLS Cup, but after further discussion Landon expressed his desire to stay in Los Angeles,” said U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “While my preference was to have Landon with us for this important match, I respect his decision. I’m very happy with the progress this team is making and the commitment they have shown in each and every camp. We look forward to the challenge of the next two games.”