Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Donovan overcome by emotion
June 23rd, 2010 4:10PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[REACTION] The emotion of the USA's late win over Algeria left goalscorer Landon Donovan in tears at the postgame press conference.

“I’ve been through a lot in the past four years,” said Donovan. “I’m so glad it culminated this way. It makes me believe in good in the world."

Donovan came in for heavy criticism after his performance at the 2006 World Cup, where the USA was eliminated in the first round.

He broke up with his former wife, actress Bianca Kajlich, last summer.

“Those experiences can harden you and can help you grow if you learn from them and if you look at it the right way,” he said. “We will look back on it one day, a lot of us won’t remember how it happened but the reality is we finished ahead of England in a World Cup group.”

U.S. coach Bob Bradley patted Donovan on his back as he spoke.



0 comments
  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 24, 2010 at 7:08 p.m.
    Awwww! How nice that Bradley "patted Donovan on his back as he spoke...." It's OK, Coach Banal Bob to cry, sob, and be emotional! BTW there were more hugs and sobs and a few tears shed by others from the bench, trainers, assistant coaches, doctors, etc., than Banal Bob could muster up. And he, we ALL felt darned good for Landy Cakes here in the states, especially here in lalaland!!!


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Woodwork can't hold down USA     
[CONCACAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP] About the only thing that stood in the way of the U.S. women's ...
Fire goes out with late win over Houston    
[MLS: Friday] Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle made sure Chicago did not finish the MLS season with another ...
James' skills highlight Real Madrid pre-clasico practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] The Real Madrid-Barcelona clasico delivers entertainment even before kickoff. Here's a 40-second peek ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"Everyone has different ways of defending themselves. In my case, the pressure and tension came out ...
Ft. Lauderdale is ready for challenge against red-hot Eddies    
[NASL: Week 16] Minnesota United FC and the 2013 champion New York Cosmos played to a ...
Finlay signs new deal with Columbus    
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] For helping drive Columbus into the playoffs after a two-year absence, midfielder Ethan Finlay ...
Referee suspended after felony arrest on fraud charges    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Referee Jose Carlos Rivero, who has worked 17 MLS matches in 2014, has been ...
Wambach nominated for Women's Player of the Year    
[AWARDS] Abby Wambach, who leads the U.S. women with 10 goals but is no longer a ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives