"I communicated with Jozy that I was not happy about his latest performances with us, maybe even over the last 14 months," Klinsmann said during a conference call from Miami. "I think Jozy can do much, much better, and the reason why he's not coming in is mainly about the performances in Jamaica and at home, also in training. Also certain things that went on through the May-June camp."
Klinsmann also said Donovan's left knee injury sustained Saturday while playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy did not appear to be serious and that midfielder Jermaine Jones' left ankle injury was minor.
The decision to drop Altidore was the most significant. The 22-year-old has nine goals in 10 games this season for AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands and is tied for the Dutch league lead with eight goals. But he was ineffective in the home-and-home games with Jamaica.
In other soccer news:
* A Belgian soccer player drove his speeding Porsche through the glass doors of a gas station convenience store, injuring a customer at the cash register. Security video taken early Sunday shows Jonathan Legear's car crashing in the eastern Belgian town of Tongeren. Legear, 25, will be charged with involuntary assault and possibly intoxication, a court spokesman said. He also will be banned from driving for at least 2 weeks and could spend time in jail.
* A 25-year-old youth soccer coach was fatally slashed in the neck and torso and his ear cut off in Manhattan's Union Square last weekend, and police were hunting for the suspected killer. Michael Jones, a native of Liverpool, England, was a coach with the New York Red Bulls Youth Training Program.
Usain Bolt will aim for a three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, rather than trying out a new event.
* Lindsey Vonn, the women's Olympic downhill champion, has asked the International Ski Federation to challenge men's skiers in a World Cup race Nov. 24 in Lake Louise, Alberta, in Canada.
Sport Stops *
Royce White is practicing with the Houston Rockets after skipping the first week of camp to work out a plan for his anxiety disorder. White, the 16th pick in the draft, has been open about his anxiety issues and fear of flying.
* Trainer Chad Brown swept both $150,000 turf stakes for 2-year-olds with heavy favorites in races run over a yielding course at Belmont Park.
Both the Pilgrim and the Miss Grillo for fillies were rescheduled from Sunday to the Columbus Day card to avoid inclement weather. The two stakes guaranteed the winners spots in the Breeders' Cup next month at Santa Anita.
Noble Tune beat Notacatbutallama by 2 1/2 lengths in the Pilgrim to remain unbeaten in two starts. He ran the 1 1-16 miles in 1:47.81 with Ramon Dominguez aboard, paying $4.60 to win.
Watsdachances extended her winning streak to three with a 2 1/4 length victory over Sustain in the Miss Grillo. Javier Castellano rode as she ran the same distance in 1:47.90, paying $4.40 to win.