Landon Donovan’s eccentric career: ‘I try not to just accept everything society says’


As he stages another comeback from retirement, one of US soccer’s finest ever players reflects on money, fame and why he chose America over Europe
As the lights swirled in the darkness of an aging San Diego arena three weekend ago, a figure stepped through the “O” of a giant inflatable “Sockers” sign. On the other side of the fog machines, the spotlight found him: it was Landon Donovan, now 37 years of age, and still American men soccer’s only true household name.

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