Landon Donovan became the Top Scorer in the history of Major League Soccer at the weekend despite being sanctimoniously left out of Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man World Cup Squad last week. Well, in a shock twist, the LA Galaxy star could still make it to Brazil after all, as a TV Analyst.
According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, both ESPN and Fox are chasing the USMNT scoring and assists leader to be a part of their World Cup coverage in Brazil next month.
Donovan has experience working as an analyst, appearing on Fox's Champions League coverage last November and would provide an incredible insight on the United States squad if he chose to divulge his inside knowledge of what are now former teammates and coaches.
In his piece, Deitsch asked both networks about their plans for the tournament and whether Donovan has potential to figure in their team:
"We have assembled a world-class team of soccer experts for the World Cup in Brazil and we'd be interested in including Landon in that mix," said Jed Drake, the ESPN senior vice president and executive producer in charge of soccer coverage.
"We've been fans of Landon for a long time," said a Fox Sports spokesperson. "We've enjoyed working with him in the past and would be supportive of whatever he decides to do in the future."
Final word on the matter however goes to 'Landycakes' agent Richard Motzkin who said that Donovan's focus is first and foremost on the Galaxy. But with the MLS set for a two-week break during the World Cup there would be time for some cameo appearances from the 32-year old.