After learning of his omission from Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man United States roster for this summer's World Cup in Brazil, Landon Donovan admitted his frustration.
The 32-year-old is the all-time leading scorer for the United States with 57 goals, and has the second-highest number of caps (156) in national team history, trailing former teammate Cobi Jones on 164, but has been in poor form in recent months. He was left on the bench for a friendly against Mexico and has no goals and just two assists from seven MLS appearances this season.
The LA Galaxy winger took to Facebook to address fans after the decision was revealed on Thursday afternoon.
"It has been an honor and privilege to have represented the US National Team in three World Cups," he wrote. "I was looking forward to playing in Brazil and, as you can imagine, I am very disappointed with today’s decision.
"Regardless, I will be cheering on my friends and teammates this summer, and I remain committed to helping grow soccer in the US in the years to come."