- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 1, 2011
- 1 Comments
- Belgium, Features, Landon Donovan, USMNT
Some may get upset by this kind of news, others will likely not care and then there will be a select group that will be happy with this. LA Galaxy forward/midfielder Landon Donovan said today that he will skip the upcoming Belgium friendly in Europe to turn to the Galaxy to play in a big MLS match next week at Kansas City.
LA also has a CONCACAF Champions League date against Mexican side Monarcas Morelia on Sept. 13. that he will be sticking preparing for as well.
Donovan is the second MLS player announced who will miss at least one of the two upcoming friendlies for club obligations. The Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman will play in RSL’s home matchup against Philadelphia on Saturday instead of suiting up against Costa Rica, but he will join the US team against Belgium.
We shouldn’t be too shocked by this news considering the playoff race going on and the CCL matches for Donovan and the Galaxy. I wouldn’t be shocked to hear someone like Brek Shea do the same. Some of these MLS players have a lot of games on their plate and going off to Europe does complicate matters a bit for their clubs.
Clint Dempsey and Stever Cherundolo are expected to join the Americans in Europe for the Belgium game, both will be staying abroad during the Costa Rica match.