[USA MEN: Reaction]
In remarks posted on his Facebook page, Landon Donovan
said he was disappointed with Jurgen
's decision to drop him from the U.S. World Cup team
but he added that he will
"will be cheering on my friends and teammates this summer." MLS Commissioner Don Garber
praised Donovan for his service to the U.S. national team at three
previous World Cups. Landon Donovan (via Facebook):
"It has been an honor and privilege to have represented the US National Team in three World Cups. I was looking forward to playing in Brazil and, as you can imagine, I am
very disappointed with today’s decision. Regardless, I will be cheering on my friends and teammates this summer, and I remain committed to helping grow soccer in the US in the years to come.
Thanks for all your support."
MLS Commissioner Don Garber:
"Congratulations to the 23 players named to the United States World Cup roster. We are pleased to have 15 current and
former MLS players on the team, including the first homegrown player from an MLS youth academy, Seattle’s DeAndre Yedlin
. We wish the team the best
of luck representing our great country in Brazil.
“I also want to acknowledge the incredible contributions of Landon Donovan
sport and to MLS. Landon is arguably the greatest player ever to wear the U.S. colors and there is no doubt that soccer in America would not be where it is today without his incredible accomplishments
playing for our national team.
“As importantly, Landon has represented our country with honor and grace. I know I speak for everyone who loves the sport in our rising
soccer nation when I say how grateful we are for his service and how much we will miss him playing in Brazil.”