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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011: Landon Donovan Starts On Bench For USA

Good afternoon from a muggy RFK Stadium, where the big news is that Landon Donovan will not be in the starting XI for the U.S. today in their quarterfinal match against Jamaica. Donovan and Clint Dempsey were given permission to attend the weddings of their respective sisters this weekend, and both men were scheduled to fly into Washington on red-eye flights late Saturday. Dempsey is in the starting line-up today, while Sacha Kljestan starts in Donovan's regular midfield spot.

Full U.S. Starting Lineup: Tim Howard (GK), Steve Cherundolo, Clarence Goodson, Carlos Bocanegra (Captain), Eric Lichaj, Sacha Kljestan, Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Clint Dempsey, Alejandro Bedoya, Jozy Altidore.

Available U.S. Substitutes: Marcus Hahnemann (GK), Maurice Edu, Landon Donovan, Jonathan Bornstein, Tim Ream, Juan Agudelo, Freddy Adu.

Jamaica Starting Lineup: Donovan Ricketts (GK), Jermaine Taylor, Shavar Thomas (Captain), Adrian Reid, Eric Vernan, Demar Phillips, Jason Morrison, Rodolph Austin, Ryan Johnson, Luton Shelton, Dane Richards.

Available Jamaica Substitutes: Dwayne Miller (GK), Richard Edwards, Jevaughn Watson, Omar Daley, Keammar Daley, Navion Boyd, Damian Williams.