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    Rosters announced.

    Klinsmann Names 30-Player Preliminary Roster for 2014 FIFA World Cup - U.S. Soccer

    Also, for those that follow MLS, new TV deal includes out of market streaming of all the games through WatchESPN.

    Major League Soccer Announces New TV Deals With ESPN, Fox, Univision - Forbes
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    Final US roster for World Cup announced. No Donovan or Edu.

    Klinsmann Names U.S. MNT

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    No Donovan? WTF?

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    Well if a player from any other country semi-serious about football took a sabbatical and missed WC qualifying games, he'd have been dismissed immediately. Klinsmann sending a good message to our players that he won't tolerate any BS and that the team will be held to the same standard as other world class clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard View Post
    Well if a player from any other country semi-serious about football took a sabbatical and missed WC qualifying games, he'd have been dismissed immediately. Klinsmann sending a good message to our players that he won't tolerate any BS and that the team will be held to the same standard as other world class clubs.
    so explain Timmy Chandler and Julian Greene, Chandler has been hemming and hawing about committing to the USMNT for over a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawdler View Post
    so explain Timmy Chandler and Julian Greene, Chandler has been hemming and hawing about committing to the USMNT for over a year.
    It's precisely for players like Chandler and Greene that this message was for. They're both really young and choosing national affiliations can't have been an easy decision, especially at a stage in life where you're still trying to figure things out. Donovan on the other hand is a veteran and former captain with no nationality crises, and going on a sabbatical while you're one of the team leaders and role models for the younger players is pretty bad. Can't imagine someone like Xavi or Robben pulling such a stunt for their national teams. It's a message I doubt Chandler or Greene or any of the other youngsters will forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard View Post
    It's precisely for players like Chandler and Greene that this message was for. They're both really young and choosing national affiliations can't have been an easy decision, especially at a stage in life where you're still trying to figure things out. Donovan on the other hand is a veteran and former captain with no nationality crises, and going on a sabbatical while you're one of the team leaders and role models for the younger players is pretty bad. Can't imagine someone like Xavi or Robben pulling such a stunt for their national teams. It's a message I doubt Chandler or Greene or any of the other youngsters will forget.
    so the message is we can cut you when you get older regardless of what you did for the National team but for now because you're German American you get a free pass to Brazil but be warned this can happen to you, if you take a sabbatical a year before the World Cup, I don't buy it. We all know you're history of being a Euro football fan, so you will see things from a different perspective than I, I guess we will agree to disagree that LD got ****ed by a personality conflict with the the german, I guess next you'll be defending his son and his "classy" tweet towards LD.

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    his son needs a good b***h slapping.

    here's an e-mail from a buddy of mine in response to someone telling him "a 90% donovan is better than a bunch of the guys selected", that I liked

    a 90% Landon should of scored and set a MLS record the first game of the season, but didn't. I can appreciate people's disappointment. Emotionally and spiritually I'm sure he's in a better place but realistically he ruined his professional career the minute he went on a sabbatical. He is an extremely gifted athlete and competent soccer player, but I don't think he matured into a professional the way others do in other professional leagues. In MLS coaches and league officials coddled him because he was the face of MLS and didn't really learn how to compete for a spot on teams, he always knew he was going to play, when Beckham came to town he struggled because he no longer was the center of attention. As a coach you want to push your players to the edges of their abilities and I'm not so sure LD liked that. I don't think JK likes or wants to give any one player too much individual attention, after all it is a team sport. As a coach I don't want that kinda headache specially with all the hoopla of the WC I would want to stay on task and not have to worry about any one particular player specially an inconsistent one. The National team is more progressive than it ever has been and change is inevitable I don't agree with it but it certainly doesn't surprise me.
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