Landon Donovan out of US roster against France

BY foxsports • November 8, 2011

Landon Donovan has withdrawn from the U.S. roster for Friday's exhibition against France at Saint-Denis, preferring to train with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the MLS final against Houston on Nov. 20.

The midfielder missed last month's exhibitions because of a strained quadriceps. Donovan and Clint Dempsey, the top two American attacking players, have not been on the field together since Jurgen Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley as coach in July.

Klinsmann says, ''while my preference was to have Landon with us for this important match, I respect his decision.''

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