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Ailing Donovan ruled out of U.S. qualifiers

October 9, 2012
By Associated Press
MIAMI -- Landon Donovan will not play for the U.S. national team in a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of an injured left knee, adding to what will be a pressure-filled few days for the Americans.

U.S. Soccer said Tuesday that Donovan -- who has more goals, assists and starts than any player in program history -- likely will not be replaced on what was a 24-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, first on Friday on the road against Antigua and Barbuda, then in Kansas ...

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