ASN Morning Read: Landon Donovan on the Move?
The United States men's national team all-time leading scorer hints that he might leave MLS once the season ends. Steve Cherundolo, meanwhile, will be happy to get back on the field after another setback.
Landon Donovan gave an exclusive interview to Fox Soccer Daily, and has hinted that a move away from MLS might be in the cards with his contract expiring after this season. “We have received offers from teams in different countries that are intriguing… I’m still going to speak with the Galaxy and see how they value me and see where they want to go going forward. But I’m really open in a way that I haven’t been before. In the past, I was pretty content to stay in L.A. but if it doesn’t work out and we can’t come to an agreement here, then I’m ready for a different challenge.” We might never get the chance to find out, but we’re fascinated as to who may be in the market for the 31-year-old.
Steve Cherundolo will undergo another knee surgery, his third of 2013, and will be out for a while. Cherundolo hasn’t played for the national team since October’s qualifiers, but this further complicates the right back situation. Brad Evans and Michael Parkhurst seem to be atop the depth chart, but Geoff Cameron could force his way into Klinsmann’s starting 11.
ESPN is airing ”The 99ers” tonight, a documentary about the 1999 U.S. Women’s National Team as part of their “Nine for IX.” Told through Julie Foudy, there’s plenty of candid, behind-the-scenes footage shot by the players themselves. You should definitely check it out at 8 p.m. ET. Also have a good laugh at how far Briana Scurry jumped off her line on that crucial save in penalties.
Javier Hernandez’s agent says the 25-year-old turned down a move to Valencia because “he wants to play and be a starter at United.” Us too, Mr. Chicharito. Us too.
If your Tuesday needs a little boost, have a look at how the ASN 100 performed over the weekend.
August 20, 2013
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