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Landon Donovan could be called up to USMNT World Cup team in event of injury

If someone goes down, Landon Donovan could get the call.

Kyle Rivas

Landon Donovan's United States career may not be over yet. A day after leaving the country's all-time leading goalscorer off of the World Cup roster, Jurgen Klinsmann said that he had a "strong hope" Donovan would continue to be a part of the national team.

Some had speculated that Donovan would retire from the national team in the wake of being left off of the roster, but he hasn't said that he's done with the U.S. yet. As of now, he is still welcome to a call-up.

And that call-up could come as soon as this World Cup.

Klinsmann didn't not rule Donovan out of this summer's tournament, saying that he would definitely call up Donovan if a player was injured and Donovan was the best replacement. Klinsmann may have his 23-man squad, but he is allowed to make changes all the way until the start of the tournament in the event of an injury so if Chris Wondolowski, Brad Davis or Julian Green suffers an injury, Donovan could get the call still.