When the United States goes to the World Cup next month, it will be without the greatest player in United States Men’s soccer history. Landon Donovan was cut yesterday from the U.S. World Cup team by its German manager, Jurgen Klinsmann.
It’s the end of an era.
At 32-years-old, it’s not like Donovan is too old to play soccer. Granted, he may have lost a step since the last World Cup, but he hasn’t lost any of the experience he has amassed over the years playing international soccer. He had played in 156 international games for the United States, scoring 57 goals and registering 57 assists, making him the all-time leader in both categories.
I hope Klinsmann knows what he’s doing.
I’m a Landon Donovan fan. I’ve seen him play twice in person, once in Washington D.C. in a game between the United States and Cuba, and another time in Columbus, Ohio in a game between his L.A. Galaxy and the Columbus Crew. I also own a Landon Donovan Everton jersey from his first time in the EPL. The idea that Donovan will not be in Brazil next month for the World Cup is depressing.
Landon Donovan has done a lot for United States men’s soccer over the years. It seems a shame he won’t even get the chance to continue to do so next month in the World Cup.
It sucks, and I don’t like it.