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U.S. national soccer team player Landon Donovan.
U.S. national soccer team player Landon Donovan, one of the anchors of the national soccer team for the last decade, was cut Thursday by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who reduced his 30-man squad to the mandatory 23. Nacho Doce—Reuters

Landon Donovan Snubbed as U.S. Soccer Releases World Cup Roster

May 22, 2014

Landon Donovan, who scored the game-winning goal for team U.S.A. in their 2010 World Cup match against Algeria, has been left off the roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

U.S. Soccer tweeted the 23-man roster Thursday.

Donovan, 32, has played for the U.S. in the past three World Cups and was the face of the national team for much of the past decade. He has played in more World Cup matches than any other player. U.S. manager Jurgen Kilnsmann kept Donovan out of the lineup during the U.S. exhibition game against Mexico in April, citing a knee problem.

Kilnsmann narrowed down this roster from a 30-man preliminary one he announced on May 12. Along with Donovan, Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans, Clarence Goodson, Joe Corona, Maurice Edu and Terrence Boyd were cut from the team that will play in Brazil.

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