Jurgen Klinsmann hails Landon Donovan ahead of USMNT swan song: "He deserves every recognition"

Jurgen Klinsmann extinguished Landon Donovan's World Cup hopes and publicly critiqued him on several occasions over the German-American coach's tenure as US national team coach.

But Klinsmann offered up some warm remarks for the LA Galaxy star in remarks to the media ahead of the USMNT's Wednesday friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague, proclaiming his enthusiasm for the Donovan tribute planned for the Oct. 10 friendly with Ecuador in East Hartford, Connecticut.

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Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves (Yahoo Sports)

The Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after a combined no-hit 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Cole Hamels, and relief pitchers Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon and Jake Diekman combined for the no hitter. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season’s fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his bid intact after six innings. Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning to close out the 11th combined no-hitter in big league history.