ESPN Hires Landon Donovan as World Cup Analyst
Landon Donovan will still be part of the World Cup.
ESPN announced on Wednesday that Donovan will join it's coverage of the World Cup in Brazil starting this week.
Donovan, was recently spurned by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and USMNT last month when he was left off the final roster.
Donovan will not be joining ESPN in Brazil, he will contribute from the studios in Los Angeles during the month long tournament.
Said ESPN senior vice president Jed Drake in a statement:
“Adding Landon to our ESPN roster just before the World Cup is a coup because he knows the United States team better than anyone having played such a huge role in its success, especially at this event. Landon is also one of this country’s biggest sports stars and we believe that he will help attract even more fans to our month-long coverage.”
During his three World Cup appearances, Donovan was always a good speaker and was always looked upon to give post-match interviews. With that said, it will be interesting to see how Donovan analyzes his former teammates and former coach, who ultimately did a disservice to him.
Donovan will make his debut Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. on ESPN.