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Donovan Wants Out of Copa
L.A. Soccer News, May 31st, 2007 3:46PM

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In separate interviews with U.S. national team star Landon Donovan and coach Bob Bradley, Andrea Canales of L.A. Soccer News reveals that Bradley and his star player have very different views about his plans for the summer, which is proving to be an especially tricky one given that the CONCACAF Gold Cup is immediately followed by the Copa America. All the while, MLS will be in mid-season, and to make matters worse for Donovan, the L.A. Galaxy is last in the league.

While Donovan has every intention of playing in the Gold Cup, he tells Canales he'd rather sit out of the Copa America, a tournament which carries far more cachet in South America, where it's hosted, than it does in the U.S. As far as Bradley is concerned, "It's the national team. We don't ask for a show of hands of who wants to go. It's an honor and we have a responsibility."

As far as Donovan is concerned: "I'm still leaning towards not wanting to go [to the Copa America]," citing his team's poor start to the season as the main reason. Bradley wants him for both tournaments. "I told [Bradley] how I feel and I told him I'd give it a little bit of thought," Donovan added. "I don't know what the rules are or if they can make me go or carry me on the plane."

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