The 2014 World Cup in Brazil hasn’t even started yet and surprises are flowing in from all angles with national team’s coaches making all the waves.
Just over a week ago England manager, Roy Hudgson created headline when he informed Chelsea and England international Ashley Cole he will not be taking any part in the upcoming World Cup, many were shocked by his decision to leave the consistent full-back out.
Fast forward to today and here we go again, this time the USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann makes the headline after he cut USA poster boy Landon Donovan from his 23-man World Cup Roster.
The LA Galaxy star exclusion from Klinsmann’s World Cup Roster comes as a surprise to many, including the player himself, and he took his Facebook page to express his feelings towards the decision as seen below.
United States’ 23-man squad – 2014 FIFA World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC).
Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
What are your thoughts on Donovan’s exclusion for the final 23-man squad and do you think he deserves to be on the plane to Brazil?