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Jurgen Klinsmann explains USMNT squad, with Landon Donovan cut in mind: ‘It was all performance-based’ [Video]
Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad announcement was one of the more controversial within the case country, with many decrying Landon Donovan’s exclusion.
In the below interview with ESPN, Klinsmann explains his choices, stating that his squad was ”all performance based” (i.e., nothing to do with reputation).
Klinsmann conceded that most coaches probably would have included Landon, but that he firmly believes that the four attackers he’s gone for are the most adequate and appropriate for this summer’s tournament, and agree he will live and die by the decision: if they succeed, he’ll be vindicated, if not, he’ll never hear the end of it.
- Updated: May 28, 2014