Donovan receives final U.S. call-up

Landon Donovan (white jersey) was called up for the United States' October 10, 2014, friendly against visiting Ecuador. (Photo: Mexsport)

CHICAGO – United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann extended invitations to 21 players for a camp in preparation for a friendly against visiting Ecuador on October 10, in East Hartford, Connecticut. 

The match will mark Landon Donovan’s final appearance for the U.S. after a glittering 15-year international career. 

Klinsmann is expected to make several changes to his roster prior to another friendly against CONCACAF rival Honduras on October 14 in Boca Raton, Florida. 

“We look at these two games as an opportunity to take a picture of the player pool as it stands now," said Klinsmann.  "Already the hierarchy starts to shift in some ways, which is normal at the beginning of a cycle. We are excited to look at this group against a very competitive team like Ecuador, and then we will have a chance to bring some different faces for the game against Honduras.

“Obviously, it's going to be a special night on Friday as everyone in the U.S. Soccer family will have the chance to honor the amazing career of Landon Donovan." 

Donovan – Golden Ball recipient at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup -- is in line to earn his 157th cap and finish as the USA's all-time leader in goals (57), assists (58), World Cup caps (12) and World Cup goals (5).  

(International friendly: October 10, 2014, home v Ecuador) 

GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa/England), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/Germany), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Michael Orozco (Puebla/Mexico), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers/England), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes/France), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/Norway), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Julian Green (Hamburg/Germany), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt/Germany)

FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland/England), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund/Germany), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich/Germany