Tag Archives: landon donovan

The enigmatic legacy of Landon Donovan

TweetA few days before the United States played Germany in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, some of us in the American press corps got to spend extended time with Landon Donovan. After his dazzling goal against Mexico in the second round, Donovan was becoming the prodigal face of American soccer

What I’m reading and writing, June 25

Tweet• The Sports Illustrated World Cup preview edition included a well-crafted profile of Landon Donovan and his odyssey of carrying the burden for the U.S. soccer team. While it was a bit rich to include the genius references to Mozart, Picasso, etc., Joe Posnanski cut to the heart of Donovan’s dilemma, which is rooted in […]