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Donovan overcome by emotion
June 23rd, 2010 4:10PM

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[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.



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  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!!!


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