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Klinsmann: I will have to look at the whole picture regarding LA Galaxy's Donovan

Juergen Klinsmann says he will have to take a closer look at the state of the USA national team before making a call on Landon Donovan.

The LA Galaxy star is still on his self-imposed exile from the game, which is set to end later this month, and despite him being a national team star, Klinsmann insists he will not do the 31-year old any favours in terms of selection.

"You all know what his decision was, to have a break, until the end of this month. We spoke at length at the end of January, toward the end of our camp," the German told ussoccer.com.

"He expressed his desire to stay away from the game, still, for a little while. If he will become part of our plans again, that depends on how he comes back and how I look at the whole picture and how I look at the development of this team.

"The door is always open, as I said, but at the end of the day I will make decisions based on what I think is best for this team going forward. As of today, right now, he's not part of the plans because he is simply not playing or training."

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Andrew Slevison
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