BOSTON (AP) — Landon Donovan will be surrounded by a relatively youthful roster for the United States’ exhibition against Ecuador in Connecticut on Friday, when he is set to make his 157th and final international appearance.
The 32-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward, who is retiring at the end of Major League Soccer’s season, is the American leader with 57 goals and 58 assists. A veteran of three World Cups, Donovan was controversially cut by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for this year’s tournament in Brazil.
Among the picks for the match in East Hartford is 24-year-old Minnesota United forward Miguel Ibarra, the first national team player from the reformed North American Soccer League, which started play in 2011.
The U.S. team was to start training Monday at Harvard.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (7): John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Julian Green (Hamburg), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)
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