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

Sunday November 10th, 2013

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

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.”

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