Landon Donovan has been left off the U.S. roster for exhibition games at Scotland and Austria because of a lingering ankle injury.
Donovan played poorly against Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier Oct. 11 and was dropped for the match at Panama four days later. While he returned to the field for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Oct. 20 and appeared in all three of the team's playoff games, he did not score any goals.
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defenders Edgar Castillo and Clarence Goodson also are hurt and were not included in the 23-man group announced Monday by the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Defender Eric Lichaj was selected for the first time since Jurgen Klinsmann became coach. Lichaj has not played for the U.S. since the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
The Americans play Scotland on Friday at Glasgow and Austria on Nov. 19 at Vienna.
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