Los Angeles Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez will return to the U.S.
national team after a two-year absence, while Landon Donovan was
left off the Americans' training camp roster.
Gonzalez was among 25 mostly U.S.-based players selected Sunday by coach Jurgen Klinsmann for a camp before a Jan. 29 exhibition against Canada at Houston. The Americans then will call in their regulars for the opening game of the final round of World Cup qualifying, Feb. 6 at Honduras.
The 6-foot-5 Gonzalez, regarded as a top defender of the future, made his national team debut in August 2010 and played against Chile the following January. He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last January on his first day training with Nuremberg and returned to the field for the Galaxy on July 4.
Donovan was skipped over while he decides whether he wants to keep playing, and Houston midfielder Ricardo Clark also was omitted.
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