Landon Donovan has officially been named to the 23 man roster Jurgen Klinsmann will take into the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He will join the United States team in San Diego on July 1st after the Galaxy's road match in Stanford, California against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Omar Gonzalez was named to the preliminary roster, but Klinsmann said this morning on a conference call that it was agreed upon before the May camp that MLS players involved in World Cup Qualifying wouldn't come in for the first part of the Gold Cup. That does mean that those players are available for call-up to the knockout stage of the tournament if necessary.
This is Donovan's first appearance with the national team since August of 2012, where he went 45 minutes in the 1-0 victory over Mexico. Donovan has 28 appearances and 13 goals overall in Gold Cup play, both national team records. He's lifted the Gold Cup trophy three times.
LA being without Donovan for home matches against the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas next week will be a problem for Bruce Arena. Jose Villarreal's availability will be determined when the US take on Ghana this morning.