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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Landon Donovan catches flak for supporting Mexico in World Cup

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan has hitched his wagon to team Mexico now that the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and the U.S. soccer legend is taking a lot of heat for it.

Donovan’s public support of Mexico has actually been part of a sponsored ad campaign for Wells Fargo.

Carlos Bocanegra, a retired soccer player who was teammates with Donovan on the US national team, was one of the most prominent people to call Donovan out. Donovan didn’t back down and even tried to shame Bocanegra into rooting for Mexico by mentioning that his father is of Mexican descent and bringing politics into the discussion.

There were plenty of harsh reactions on Twitter:

Donovan has had a contentious relationship with US Soccer since he was left off the 2014 World Cup roster. He has ripped US soccer publicly on more than one occasion, and you have to wonder if his decision to support Mexico has anything to do with that.

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