After getting into the Washington D.C. area at 7 am ET this morning, Landon Donovan was left out of the starting lineup for today's match against Jamaica. In the 65th minute of their Gold Cup quarterfinal, the United States is up just 1-0 and looking for an insurance goal, and as a result, Landon Donovan has entered the game for Alejandro Bedoya.
Bedoya has had a very good game, but there's no question that Donovan is the more dangerous player when he's fit. After two flights and most likely a serious lack of sleep, a 90 minute run-out for Donovan would have been a serious stretch, but he's a great professional in great shape, and he can probably give his all for 25 minutes.
Jamaica looked very dangerous on the counter-attack in the first half, but it's been all USMNT in the second half so far. They might get even more defensive now that Donovan is on the pitch.