"To be honest, I think he did life a little bit in reverse. He hadn't switched off since he was 16, where most other guys didn't start that life until their mid-20s. So now he needed this."
-- Kyle Martino, on Landon Donovan's sabbatical from soccer. Martino, now an analyst for NBC Sports, was a teammate of Donovan at the 2001 U-20 World Cup, with the LA Galaxy, and at times with the full national team. (New York Times)