*U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann today named a 23-man roster for the upcoming pair of World Cup qualifiers, which not surprisingly includes an on fire Landon Donovan who on Wednesday pledged his immediate future to MLS and the Galaxy.
Notable: It’s the first call-up for Donovan since June 2012 and he’s missed the last dozen U.S. games.
A total of 11 players were part of the Gold Cup winning squad, while eight players on the U.S. roster will receive a one-game suspension if they cautioned in the next game: Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Geoff Cameron, Brad Evans, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Fabian Johnson and Jermaine Jones.
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*You think Galaxy coach Bruce Arena likes known quantities around him at every level of the Organization? The Academy staff the club announced today will feature seven former MLS players, including four former Galaxy players:
LA Galaxy Academy U-18 Head Coach Ante Razov
LA Galaxy Academy U-16 Head Coach Mike Muñoz
LA Galaxy Academy U-16 (B) Head Coach Andrew Boyens
LA Galaxy Academy U-14 Head Coach Greg Vanney
LA Galaxy Academy U-14 (B) Head Coach Ted Eck
LA Galaxy Academy U-12 North Head Coach Alex Yi
LA Galaxy Academy U-12 South Head Coach Braeden Cloutier
LA Galaxy Academy Technical Coach Mauricio Cienfuegos
LA Galaxy Academy Goalkeeper Coach: Ruben Messina
LA Galaxy Academy Coordinator: Billy Bizzaro
LA Galaxy Academy Head Athletic Trainer: Pablo Chung
LA Galaxy Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jonathan Brooks