David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy won Major League Soccer’s championship in what may have been the final U.S. game for the former England captain.
Landon Donovan, the career scoring leader for the U.S. men’s national soccer team, was among seven players left off as coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23-man roster for the World Cup.
Costa Rica’s defense may hold the key to whether Italy, England or Uruguay will fail to advance out of their World Cup group stage, according to projections by Bloomberg Sports.
The U.S. defeated Mexico 2-0 and qualified for soccer’s World Cup for a seventh straight time when Honduras tied Panama 2-2 in a later kickoff.
The U.S. scored a last-gasp goal to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup in South Africa, where it will be joined by England, Germany and Ghana after yesterday’s games.
The U.S. defeated Honduras 3-1 to advance to the final of soccer’s Gold Cup, where it will meet Panama, a 2-1 victor over two-time defending champion Mexico.
Everton manager David Moyes want to bring Landon Donovan back to the club on loan in January, the Daily Mirror said.
England and the U.S. each tied in World Cup Group C games yesterday while Serbia upset 10-man Germany 1-0 in Group D.
"These guys put in a lot of hard work over the past two years and to have an opportunity in front of a crowd like this to qualify is pretty special."
- Landon Donovan on Sep 10, 2013