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Landon Donovan World Cup 2014: Donovan Open to Watching World Cup With Soccer Fans [VIDEO]

By Jay Cortez
on Jun 07, 2014 12:11 PM EDT
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Former United States National Team captain Landon Donovan will retire at the end of the current MLS season. (Photo : Getty Images)

Former US Men's National Team star Landon Donovan apparently has gotten over his exclusion from the 23-man roster that will compete in the upcoming World Cup that he's planning to watch the game with fellow soccer fans at a bar.

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Donovan's ouster from the US Men's National Team was the subject of controversy with coach Jurgen Klinsmann opting to drop the US team's all-time leading scorer for the Brazil Games.

But Donovan appears to have gotten over it, sharing on "The Dan Patrick Show" his thoughts on the upcoming games. He said as quoted by Business Insider via Yahoo! Sports: "Part of me just wants to sit on my couch and sit there and let the emotions go one way or the other so I am not around anybody. And part of me wants to go to a bar and have a few beers and watch with local soccer fans and experience it all that way. I don't know. It will probably be a game-time decision."

Donovan still has a chance to be named into the roster should one of the four forwards named by Klinsmann suffers an injury between now and the start of the games, but Donovan has said he doesn't want to even think of his compatriots getting hurt.

Asked if he would be willing to step in should a player gets injured, Donovan was blunt in saying 'of course.'

Klinsmann has also publicly declared that Donovan will be the first to get the call in case one of the four forwards gets hurt.

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