8.11.2010

Landon Donovan: Coverboy

Landon

A few weeks ago at one of the All Star parties that was chock full of MLS players, Lando was the only one to roll in with a bodyman. That's not to say he's trying to be Big Willie or anything, he just kinda needs one now because he's a New York Post coverboy in the post-2010 World Cup world.

He's also the coverboy for the upcoming marriage-wrecker/ambition-vacuum that is FIFA 11. And as RSL Soapbox pointed out to me, you know what happens to MLS guys who land the cover of EA Sports' blue chip soccer franchise: a job with a paycheck that comes in Euros. If memory serves Kljestan and Edu were the last MLS guys to get that cover and you see where they are now; LD is as good as gone*.

*Or not.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny how he's the only one on the cover in an international kit instead of his club kit. huh.

Luis said...

Did Carlos Vela pull/tweak something when he was informed of his being on the cover?

CACuzcatlan said...

Wasn't Jozy also on the cover in recent years? Its like the opposite of the Madden curse: the FIFA transfer!

SF said...

You are so right, I forgot about Jozy.

M. Komar said...

What about FIFA 2003 and FIFA 2007? Those have Donovan on the cover too.

Your argument is invalid.

SF said...

I don't do arguments, but thank you for invalidating for me.

Anonymous said...

How has Dempsey not been on this yet? Kljestan was the most out of the blue pick ever for it.

Brian said...

@M. Komar, well maybe the FIFA transfer curse didn't start until 2008! I bet you didn't think about that, now did you!?