Jurgen Klinsmann updated the media on Landon Donovan's status this morning in a conference call with members of the media. The official word was that Donovan was going to get an MRI on Sunday or Monday, but it seems Donovan improved enough to skip the test.
"We were in touch over the last few days, obviously," said Klinsmann. "He was supposed to do an MRI this morning in LA and he skipped it because it improved a lot during the day."
So instead of getting the MRI, Donovan has decided to go straight to Miami. He'll still be checked out by the US National Team doctors once he arrives, those doctors have been in contact with the LA Galaxy team doctors so everyone is on the same page. Klinsmann also spoke about the role he expects Donovan to play.
"Definitely as an attacking player. If he comes wide or if he comes behind two strikers, what we need in these two games is to create chances and we need to score goals. If he plays wide or comes through the middle, as long as we create chances and we score goals then it's all fine with me."
Since Donovan skipped his MRI, it seems the next word we get on his status will come from US National Team camp. If their team doctor's clear him, expect Donovan to start on Friday.