USA coach Klinsmann: LA Galaxy captain Donovan TOO talented
"Landon is over-talented," Klinsmann told the LA Times. "I think ideally he can play the No. 10 role behind the strikers. He also can come from the wings. As long as he has the goal in front of him. He's not a player who can play with his back to the goal.
"If you keep him on the flanks, his path will be longer toward the goal. It is easier for him, obviously, coming from the middle. ... He becomes even more dangerous because he's closer to the goal.
"He's certainly an exception in that way because he has the talent to do either of those things. We try to build the team around the strengths of the players and try to find their ideal roles."