Re: USMNT: The March to Brazil - World Cup 2014
You may be proven correct, but I'd say there's definitely a little value in the team learning to play without Donovan.
When/If he comes back to the US team, he should be a part of the team and not be responsible for all the responsibilities he has been forced to shoulder over the past 8+ years or so.
I've always thought part of the problem with the US is that Donovan was the best player. This isn't to diminish his skills, I believe that he'd be a starter on pretty much any national team(minus maybe the absolute top of the top) but when he's the best player on the team, it shows how far the US was behind. When he's not only the best player, but pretty much designated the sole playmaker, as he was too often in Bradley's tenure, then it becomes far too easy for good and elite squads to shut the US down.
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