6.24: Brandi Chastain on Landon Donovan
As the captain of the national team Landon Donovan not only has been a leader I think verbally. Saying the right things in the media thing. Saying the right things that his teammates I think he's been leading by examples well he understands that he's not going to be a star every game he's not going to score a goal every game. But what he's real lies in his play is that if he is an example by working hard by getting stuck in in some tackles by making runs that. Unselfish at times a when he knows he's not going to get the ball being in support of those players who are pretend you know having their game of their life so to speak. I think that that is shown the kind of leadership that our national team is needed for so very long. Yes he is talented. In the technical aspect yes he has Korea let -- doesn't yes he is fast. But I think ultimately what's what's happened is Landon Donovan has become comfortable as the leader that. We need as a national team. And he's accepted that role finally and he's very comfortable in it. And he knows what he has to do. At given times during the game is not going to be the same from the first minute as it is the ninetieth minute. He's willing to accept that and that's why I think he's become such a critical and vital cog. In the success of the men's national team and I think come Saturday. You may not see him the whole game you're gonna see glimpses of what makes Landon -- -- and at the right time he's going to shine and he's going to. I think he's going to score another goal and I look forward to and -- another celebration. That creates a big dot a dog pile -- the middle of the field and something that we can all cheer for.