Jurgen Klinsmann left Landon Donovan off of his final 23-man World Cup squad on Thursday night, sparking a Twitter explosion with the views of stunned fans. Here are some of the reactions:
I'm supposed to be shocked Landon Donovan isn't on the #USMNT World Cup roster, right? Because I am. Wow.
— Jake Brown (@Jake_Brown) May 22, 2014
How STUPID can you be to leave Landon Donovan off the roster for the World Cup? What is US soccer without Landon Donovan?
— Tony Jones (@Tony_Jones20) May 22, 2014
— Kyle Robertson (@KRobPhoto) May 22, 2014
This is the planet Earth, right? Because I was wondering on what planet would you leave Landon Donovan off the #USMNT roster.
— LB (@BuenoSoccer) May 22, 2014
Fans were clearly left disappointed by the bold decision to leave the talismanic LA Galaxy midfielder off the final squad, but the team must now regroup and focus on trying to get out of a very difficult group in Brazil next month.
It will be very intriguing to see how Klinsmann’s side gel together, and he must be respected for picking a side he believes can succeed.Embed from Getty Images
(Photo: Jurgen Klinsmann feels Landon Donovan is not needed for the USMNT to succeed)
The USMNT face Azerbaijan in a friendly on Tuesday night, with the 23-man squad now fully focused on preparing for the World Cup.