Landon Donovan still haunted by failure to win Olympic medal; backs Tim Howard for Rio
As an 18-year-old kid, Landon Donovan helped the United States to a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Now 34 and retired, Donovan says narrowly missing out on an Olympic medal 16 years ago still haunts him to this day.
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The following quotes are from our good friends over at OlympicTalk in a recently published piece ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.
Donovan would never make it back to the Olympics, although one of his teammates from that 2000 squad could return this summer in Tim Howard.
With only three players over the age of 23 allowed on an Olympic soccer roster, Howard could be chosen to represent the United States in Rio.
The United States U-23 team faces Colombia in a two-legged playoff for a berth at next summer’s Olympics. The first leg will be held in Colombia on March 25, and the second leg will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on March 29.