Jurgen Klinsmann talks Landon Donovan exclusion in World Cup roster announcement press conference

23 May 11:53 am

Jurgen Klinsmann talks Landon Donovan exclusion in World Cup roster announcement press conference

By Adam Serrano

It was no surprise that Landon Donovan's exclusion from the U.S. National Team's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the hottest topic at Friday's press conference on the campus at Stanford University. 

During the nearly 30 minute long press conference, Klinsmann stated that he felt that other players were a "step ahead" of Donovan at the time being but was quick to mention that the Galaxy forward is eligible to come in as an injury replacement by virtue of the stand-by list. Klinsmann also addressed the incendiary tweet by his son Jonathan which directed at the Galaxy forward. 

Donovan will be available for Sunday's LA Galaxy match against the Philadelphia Union according to LA head coach Bruce Arena

Check out Klinsmann's press conference below.