Donovan hails Mexican youth system as “better than ours,” plans to finish career with L.A.
You have to consider the audience, but Landon Donovan said some things in Mexico City that are going to have some US Soccer higher-ups scratching their heads.
Not in a “Whaaaat?” way, rather a “Politeness aside, you didn’t have to say that, did you now?” way.
After telling MedioTiempo.com that he thinks the Mexican national team’s brutal 2013 will not affect their chances to “do something special” in Brazil this summer, Donovan lavished praise on the Mexican youth... somewhat at the expense of his home country.
He also admitted what’s been rumored a bunch; Donovan had opportunities to play professionally in Mexico. That ship has sailed, and he says he plans on finishing his playing days as a member of the Galaxy.