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DPS: Landon Donovan discusses Mexico, qualifying for 2014, and his post World Cup future

Mexico v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Landon Donovan #10 of the United States MenÕs National Team and Graham Zusi #19 of the United States MenÕs National Team celebrate after the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Mexico 2-0 and qualified for the World Cup at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

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One day after scoring the second goal in the U.S.'s 2-0 win over Mexico, Landon Donovan was on the Dan Patrick Show, where the newly reintegrated national teamer did his best to coax the host to attending next year’s World Cup.

Patrick was initially resistant. He’s going to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he said. He’d be in Rio for the 2016 Summer games. He did he have to go to Brazil in 2014 just to follow Landon?

Eventually, the two made a deal. In exchange for information about Donovan’s post-2014 future, Patrick ends up making him a promise. Along the way, the two talk about Donovan’s right eye (a point of interest in Columbus), the star’s winter sabbatical, and whether the United States needs the icon to succeed in next year’s finals.