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Wynalda and Donovan still at it.

During Sunday’s telecast of US-Ecuador ESPN’s Eric Wynalda made the statement that he felt Landon Donovan was shirking his responsibility to the national team by stating he would skip one of the major tournaments the US is playing this summer. Donovan was asked about Wynalda’s comments on Tuesday by a local reporter in Dallas, and Donovan scoffed when he heard Wynalda’s name before he even heard the comment. Then after hearing the comment, Donovan curtly said “I have to live my life and he doesn’t.”

Clearly Donovan still holds a bitterness towards Wynalda for his consistent criticisms during the World Cup, and his continued criticism this year even as Donovan was scoring five goals in three matches. Stay tuned, because as we know US Soccer doesn’t enjoy criticism and if Donovan, the chosen poster boy for US Soccer eventually wants Wynalda off the US Soccer telecasts, my money is on him getting his wish.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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