Landon Donovan


Okay, so where would the A’s have gone if the Oakland City Council hadn’t blinked, rubbed its eyes, voted and fallen back asleep?

Well, we’re waiting.


CARSON -- Landon Donovan thought he had earned a prominent role on the U.S. World Cup team right up until the moment he was cut from the roster by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.


STANFORD -- Jurgen Klinsmann tried to dance around the questions: Why take unproven youngsters to the World Cup and leave Landon Donovan home?


STANFORD -- Landon Donovan, the most accomplished player in American soccer history, won't be going to his fourth World Cup.


Watching the burgeoning fascination with the U.S. Men’s National soccer team is, in its own way, as much fun from a distance as it is from up close.