"This always happens in America. Kobe Bryant, for example -- why does he get a two-year contract extension for $50 million? Because of what he is going to do in the next two years for the Lakers? Of course not. Of course not. He gets it because of what he has done before. It makes no sense. Why do you pay for what has already happened?"
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, in a December 2013 interview, alludes to his treatment of Landon Donovan. (New York Times)