Landon Donovan can apparently laugh at himself. The all time great super popular only soccer player that most Americans know was left off this years United States World Cup team.
Many USA soccer fans are taking Donovan being left off the team really badly. Landon Donovan however may not be one of those people. Since he won’t be in Brazil, Donovan made a video that shows us how he will be spending his time during this years World Cup.
I do feel bad for Donovan, you never want an all time great to not make a team. You want that guy to get a last chance or a final goodbye. Maybe Donovan should have said goodbye in South Africa? But he was in his prime, it would have seemed ridiculous even though we all know four years is a long time in the career of a soccer player.
Donovan does the right thing laughing at his circumstance though. It would be so easy for a star to get a chip on their shoulder, especially a star who has contributed as much to USA soccer as Donovan. By laughing at himself Donovan is able to smooth over his absence from the team and remind us all why we loved the guy in the first place.
I do think part of the video is really unrealistic though… There’s no way the LA Galaxy get that many phone calls in a day.
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