Of course it was Landon Donovan , the face of U.S. Soccer who waited four years to make amends for a lackluster showing in the last World Cup.
Three-time champion Germany probably will coast to a spot in the round of 16, while Portugal, the U.S. and Ghana will vie for Group G’s second slot.
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.
Landon Donovan, the U.S. men’s soccer career scoring leader with 57 goals, was among seven players dropped as coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23-man roster for the World Cup starting next month in Brazil.
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. routed El Salvador 5-1 for its record-extending ninth straight win to advance to an 11th Gold Cup soccer semifinal in 12 appearances at the tournament.
"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