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Landon Donovan issues classy response on Facebook to World Cup snub

  • David Whitlock

Fans of United States soccer reacted with emotion from anger to disappointment when they found out that the leading goal scorer of all time Landon Donovan was left off the 2014 World Cup roster.  The three-time World Cup veteran (Japan/Korea, Germany, South Africa) took the news with class, issuing a heartfelt thanks on his official Facebook Fan page:

 

The Americans face a tough draw in Group G (a so called “group of death”) with Germany, Portugal and Ghana.  The action begins on June 16 against Ghana, a team that has defeated them in two straight World Cups, both by a 2-1 score (group play in 2006, knockout round in 2010).  Had Donovan been selected for his fourth World Cup, he would have matched legends such as Brazil’s Pele, Argentena’s Diego Maradona, and France’s Theirry Henry, alongside fellow Americans Casey Keller and Claudio Reyna.

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late mid-2012 season and became the Reading Between the Seams (baseball) Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge college football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about college football or baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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