Landon Donovan held out of CCL match due to precautionary reasons

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told reporters in Costa Rica that Landon Donovan’s exclusion from Wednesday’s 3-0 CONCACAF Champions League victory was precautionary due to his ankle injury.

Following the match, Arena was asked about Donovan’s status and what he was not in the game day roster despite traveling and he admitted that he was left off as Arena looks ahead to Sunday’s match against the Portland Timbers. 

"Landon is just returning from injury," said Arena. "We didn't want to risk it for this game, but we're hopeful that he'll be ready for Sunday."