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Clarence Goodson
U.S. World Cup team seems built for the future
U.S. World Cup team seems built for the future

A day after arriving at the U.S. team's World Cup training camp last month, goalkeeper Tim Howard was asked what he thought of Landon Donovan's play. "For me it's a very easy equation," he said. "If Landon's on the field he's among our top one or two players." But Donovan won't be on the field Monday when the U.S. plays its World Cup opener. Three days after Howard's comment, Donovan was cut from the roster, making this game the first World Cup match the U.S. will play without him in 16 years. Donovan's absence is a sign the U.S. isn't playing for today as much as it's playing for the next World Cup in 2018, and...

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