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VIDEO: Dan Patrick show breaks down Donovan’s World Cup omission

May 23, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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On the Dan Patrick show on Friday morning one topic dominated discussion: Landon Donovan’s omission from the U.S. national team’s 2014 World Cup roster.

Dan and the Danettes discussed exactly what Klinsmann was thinking in leaving Donovan out and how this youthful USMNT squad will perform down in Brazil.

Watch the video above to get reaction, analysis and opinion as to why Donovan had his chance of making a fourth-straight World Cup taken away from him.

  1. greenbaypackerbacker - May 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    They technically do get paid to play for us team check the earlier thread on pst… Clearly someone has there info wrong players receive min. $76,000 for making final roster

    • braxtonrob - May 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      Thank you greenbay~, you’re exactly right!

      (I thought the same thing when Dan got that wrong.)

  2. lyleoross - May 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Really, these three losers are the best commentary we can get on the topic? Dan Patrick? The comment, “a good showing” shows how little these guys understand the sport, where America stands in the sport, and what JK is up against. They are falling back on the, “we’re the U.S., why aren’t we number one,” arrogance. We aren’t number one because it takes more than a thirty year period to compete against the world. How long has the world been chasing us in basketball?

    If you really want to make a comment, make this one. How long has the U.S. had to build an expertise in commentary on soccer/football? They’ve been playing the sport longer than our big three, and yet, we still don’t have any excellent commentators on the sport. Isn’t it time we stopped trying and got good at this? I mean, we’ve got the good showing thing from commentators like DP, but frankly, it’s not good enough. We need someone who really knows what they’re doing.

  3. greenbaypackerbacker - May 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Couldn’t agree more we need to build a strong program… Most Americans lack soccer knowledge

  4. daddeeo - May 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    This was the right move in many ways. Donovan shows lack of motivation “do I want to paly do I not”. We need to build the next generation. With or without Donovan the US has slim hopes in Brazil. Why not get the kids the experience so that we’re in a better position in ’18?

  5. fantom21 - May 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    How typical of U.S media comparing soccer to Olympic basketball. The only people making a big deal out of this are the ones who don’t know much about the sport. To them Donovan is a name they can throw around to make people believe they know about soccer. Even if he was on the squad, he wouldn’t even be the best player on the team, Bradley, Howard, Dempsey, Beckermann, Wondo, Jones, Besler, Zusi just to name a few..

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