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Klinsmann reveals 23-man roster; Landon Donovan is not on the roster

Landon Donovan

United States’ Landon Donovan, front, celebrates his goal against Mexico during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


Alexi Lalas tweeted that Taylor Twellman was about to break some major USMNT news, and he wasn’t lying. According to Twellman, Landon Donovan was set to be one of the seven players cut to help Jurgen Klinsmann get to his 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup.

And it came true moments later.

The USMNT’s all-time leader in goals is the highest-profile of the cuts, and by far the most noteworthy. The face of US Soccer for so many years, only the axing of Maurice Edu can hold a candle to it.

23 Man roster will be named tonight: Parkhurst, Evans, Goodson, Corona, Edu, Boyd and Donovan are not in. #USMNT

— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) May 22, 2014

Which means, as US Soccer soon followed-up, that this is your World Cup roster:

With this lineup, it’s tricky to breakdown positions -- is Fabian Johnson a mid or a back? Geoff Cameron? -- but we’ll give it the old college try:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Nick Rimando

Defenders: DeAndre Yedlin, Omar Gonzalez, Timmy Chandler, John Anthony Brooks, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley, Geoff Cameron, Fabian Johnson

Midfielders: Michael Bradley, Graham Zusi, Jermaine Jones, Kyle Beckerman, Mix Diskerud, Ale Bedoya, Brad Davis

Forwards: Chris Wondolowski, Aron Johannsson, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey, Julian Green


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