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Landon Donovan will work World Cup for ESPN
by Paul Kennedy, June 11th, 2014 2:32PM
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TAGS:  soccer business, television, world cup 2014


[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Overlooked for a spot on the U.S. World Cup team, Landon Donovan will work for ESPN and ABC as an analyst, contributing from their studios in Los Angeles. He made his debut Wednesday during ESPN’s two-hour FIFA World Cup Preview.

Donovan, the all-time U.S. leader in both goals and assists, will preview and analyze the tournament with a particular focus on the U.S. team’s three opening round matches and work on coverage before, during and after games as well as editions of SportsCenter and World Cup Tonight.
“Adding Landon to our ESPN roster just before the World Cup is a coup because he knows the United States team better than anyone having played such a huge role in its success, especially at this event,” said Jed Drake, ESPN's senior vice president and executive producer. “Landon is also one of this country’s biggest sports stars and we believe that he will help attract even more fans to our month-long coverage.”

Donovan's LA Galaxy doesn't have MLS games the next two weeks, though it does play in the U.S. Open Cup. Its first game is June 16 at Arizona United FC.

“I am excited to be joining ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Los Angeles," he said in a statement, "and I look forward to working with the talented ESPN broadcasters to provide unique insights for our amazing U.S. Soccer fans.”

1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m.
    Drake is an A$% kisser; players are not instant commentators. Look at Twellman and Keller; boring winded, and empty suits when judging performance.

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