Landon Donovan was in New York for a EA-Gillette event….Gillette? Do we really want to identify Donovan with the likes of Henry and Tiger at this point. Say it ain’t so.
Beyond that Donovan was forthcoming and quoted as saying both Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez deserve a shot up top for the Yanks.
Donovan’s global statement:
“Taking a look at, absolutely. Why wouldn’t you? At this point, you would have to think everything is an option,” Donovan said. “Clearly I’m not the coach and I don’t make these decisions, but I always err on the side of caution. And what I mean by that is you take the players that are one, playing, and who are playing the best at the time. And I always think that’s the best formula. Now, not everyone sees it that way, but that’s my personal opinion.”
This shouldn’t be news to those that read this column.
What should be weighed from this is that:
a) Donovan is outspoken only really when we wants to make a statement (see Beckham, David…and a whole book)
b) Donovan is clearly acknowledging that both are of the class that they should be considered.
c) Donovan is sending just a little bit of a message to the likes of Conor Casey, Robbie Findley that they need to get in form.
Does LD10’s statement put pressure on Bob Bradley or make it easier for Bradley to call both?