The US face off against Ghana, Portugal and Germany in June.
"I do agree it's the 'Group of Death,' but the reason it's the 'Group of Death' is also because we are in it," the 31-year-old Donovan told reporters.
"In the past it would have been an easier group for Germany, Ghana or Portugal because it had us in it. Now, because we're in it, it makes it one of the most difficult groups in the tournament."
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