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Donovan tweaks U.S. coach Klinsmann in video

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NATAL, Brazil (AP) -- So how do you really feel, Landon?

U.S. star Landon Donovan, cut from the World Cup team, tweaks coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision in a video released Monday, the day of the Americans’ opener in Brazil. The promo for EA Sports’ 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game depicts Donovan’s supposed life without soccer—and not-so-subtly hints that his passion for the game would be the difference in lifting the U.S. to glory.

After sleeping in, Donovan slips on a USA robe and slippers. The camera cuts to images of soccer gear, then a newspaper with the headline: “Does Team USA have enough firepower?”

As Donovan sips his coffee, he knocks a replica World Cup trophy off the kitchen table and shakes his head. The clip ends with Donovan playing the video game, scoring a goal as himself to lead the U.S. to the championship. He then looks into the camera and rolls his eyes.

Fans will know a lot more about whether the decision to drop Donovan was a bad one after the Americans face Ghana later Monday in Natal. Donovan will be providing commentary for ESPN from Los Angeles.

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