The fallout over leaving Landon Donovan off the World Cup team took a strange turn Thursday after U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23-player roster.

According to various media reports, Klinsmann's son, Jon, who has orally committed to attend Cal starting in 2015, tweeted:

"HHAHAHAHAHAHAH DONAVAN HAHAHAHAA I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE UNTIL PHONE NOTIFIED ME HAHA."

The Mater Dei High-Santa Ana goalkeeper included four emoticon symbols of a crying face.

Later, the teenager's Twitter account was deleted.

Donovan, 32, was one of seven players left off the team headed to Brazil next month. The Los Angeles Galaxy star reportedly had problems with Jurgen Klinsmann after taking four months off at the beginning of 2013.

Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan converse during their second day of training camp for U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team at Stanford, Calif., on
Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan converse during their second day of training camp for U.S. Men's National Soccer Team at Stanford, Calif., on Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group) (Josie Lepe)

Donovan, the face of American soccer, has scored a U.S.-record five goals while playing in three World Cups. His cut was the biggest surprise among those who didn't make the final roster.



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