Jurgen Klinsmann knows that his ideal U.S. national team roster includes Landon Donovan. What he's less sure about is if Donovan's ideal future includes U.S. games.
The highest goalscorer in U.S. history has spoken with several publications lately about his motivational troubles and potential early retirement, after Goal.com first broke the news.
In a conference call, U.S. coach Klinsmann indicated that he would respect Donovan's decision either way.
"It's really down to himself what he wants to further achieve in his career, what he wants to do," Klinsmann said. "Whatever he decides to do will be very respected by us."