Bad for the Federation. Think how many fewer jerseys and associated stuff they won't sell now. He's clearly the most marketable American player
We're getting out of this group.What I'm confused about is whether people think LD's omission is going to be the reason why we don't win the WC. We aren't getting out of the group and a 32 yr old out of shape LD isn't going to carry us past Germany and Portugal. This changes nothing really except hurt people's feelings. His contributions to the team can't ever be taken away from him and he is a US soccer legend but it is what it is. It's time to look towards the future.
I think its Jurgen hedging his bets.I think this is as much about 2016 Olympics and Copa Americana and 2017 Gold Cup as it is Russia 2018. For better or for worse.
But when you look at the 2016 Olympic talent, this squad could be the Belgium of this Cup in 2018