CARSON, Calif. – The United States is inching ever closer to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and a win on Tuesday will put them in the catbird seat as they look to book a ticket to Brazil.
Eventually, many assume that LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan will return to the international fold as the U.S. steamrolls towards Brazil. Donovan is on the nation’s preliminary roster for the 2013 Gold Cup, but without the 32-year-old, the U.S. currently sits at the top of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
“After five games, to have 10 points is fantastic," Donovan said at the Camps for Kids event at StubHub Center on Thursday. "And considering the remaining schedule, you would like to think we're going to qualify. And I was as proud and as happy as anyone over the last week watching those two games.”
The 32-year-old, who is the U.S. National Team’s all-time leading goal scorer, but hasn’t suited up for the U.S. since last August admits that he misses playing for his country. After all, who wouldn’t?
“I do miss it,” Donovan said. “I want to be out there, but the reality is different. So when I get my chance, I'll be ready.”