Klinsmann says Donovan has work to do

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is monitoring Landon Donovan and

says the midfielder has work to do to earn back his spot in the

national team.

A member of the last three American World Cup squads, the

31-year-old Donovan returned for the Los Angeles Galaxy on March 30

following a sabbatical of nearly four months. The U.S. has

friendlies against Belgium on May 29 and Germany on June 2 ahead of

three World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Honduras from June


Klinsmann said Wednesday ”there are players clearly ahead of

Landon Donovan right now.”

Klinsmann left open the possibility that midfielder Stuart

Holden could make the Americans’ CONCACAF Gold Cup squad. Holden

returned in February following a knee injury that limited him to

one game in nearly two years.