"I just see some other players slightly ahead of him. … He knows I have the highest respect for him. But I have to make the decisions as of today. What is good today for this group going into Brazil. And there I just think that the other guys are a little bit ahead of him. And I told him that."
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on cutting Landon Donovan from the World Cup squad. (AP Video)