Landon Donovan out of exhibition

Updated: February 29, 2012, 12:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Landon Donovan will miss the United States' game against Italy after being forced to withdraw Sunday due to illness, meaning he will miss the chance to play together with Clint Dempsey for the first time since Jurgen Klinsmann was hired as coach last summer.

Jermaine Jones also had to pull out of U.S. practice ahead of Wednesday's game at Genoa because of a strained right calf. Timmy Chandler and Jose Torres also had to be left off due to strained hamstrings, and further changes could be made Monday, U.S. Soccer said.

Sasha Kljestan and Brek Shea were added to the roster. Shea had been with the Under-23 team, which is set to play Mexico on Wednesday.


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