05 Mar 2017
Landon Donovan says that the current US national team roster happens to be one of the most talented in the national team’s history.
The United States has been able to reach the knockout stages of tournaments in the past. The 2002 World Cup team, which are managed to reach the quarter-finals before being beaten by eventual winners Germany, and the 1994 World Cup team, which managed to reach the last eight, are seen as the best teams in the history of the US national team.
Yet, Donovan says that this current rooster is almost on par with the current team. It is quite a high praise from the former United States international.
The United States have key games in the month of March with Honduras and Panama being their opponents in the World Cup qualifiers."From a pure talent standpoint, there's no question that this is the most talented group of players we've ever had. It's a stupid debate to have. Do we have that same desperation that the 2002 team had or the '94 team had? Not always. The '94 group had to fight for everything they got. Every time we came into camp, training was an absolute war,” said Donovan. There will be a lot of expectations from the United States at the World Cup 2018.