Absence of Donovan speaks volumes

July 3, 2007
By Frank Dell'Apa
The fact that Landon Donovan is not playing and Rafa Marquez is playing in Copa America tells a lot about soccer in the U.S.

It is unclear whether Donovan pulled out on his own or was pressured by the Los Angeles Galaxy to skip the tournament. During the Gold Cup, Donovan indicated he would consider going to Copa America, despite the extra wear and tear he expected to endure. But a couple of days before Bob Bradley released the U.S. roster, something ...

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