Landon Donovan is back for the U.S. men's national team. Donovan, the USA's all-time leading scorer, was included on Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup, which U.S. Soccer released Thursday. Donovan has not played for the USA since a friendly against Mexico last August, going the first 45 minutes in the 1-0 victory, the Americans' first-ever triumph at Estadio Azteca. His self-imposed hiatus caused him to miss February's World Cup qualifier against Honduras and the March qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica, and he was subsequently left off the last roster for friendlies against Belgium and Germany and June qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras. Donovan is not the only USA veteran making his way back to the national team, as center back Oguchi Onyewu will accompany him in guiding the side after an extended absence from the international level. Other senior team veterans include goalkeeper Nick Rimando, defenders DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Parkhurst, Edgar Castillo and Clarence Goodson, midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Stuart Holden and forward Herculez Gomez.
Donovan returns to USA Gold Cup Team
Goal.com | Jun 27