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Landon Donovan to captain U.S. in national team finale

 (Associated Press)

Landon Donovan will captain the United States on Friday in his national team finale. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday the 32-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward will start and play about 30 minutes against Ecuador in the exhibition in East Hartford, Connecticut. Donovan, who is retiring at the end of Major League Soccer’s season, is the American leader with 57 goals and 58 assists. It will be the 157th international appearance for Donovan, a veteran of three World Cups who was controversially dropped by Klinsmann for this year’s tournament in Brazil. “Landon had an exceptional career, very, very special career,” Klinsmann said. “He should hopefully enjoy every second of it.” Also, Klinsmann added San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski to his roster for the match. – AP