2014 has not been a great year for Landon Donovan, but in a recent advert with James Harden for Foot Locker, the forward seems to have conveniently forgotten about all of his woes.
Still The Captain
The shoe company have created a campaign in which the NBA star Harden meets great sportsmen who all have comically short memories. And Landycakes is no different.
Harden asks Donovan about his summer and being left off the USMNT by Klinsmann, but the LA Galaxy forward has no idea what The Beard is on about, calling his summer "sick" and saying "they can't drop me, i'm the captain." Check the ad out here.
That wasn't the first time Donovan has made fun of himself in an advert. After being dropped, EA Sports had the forward win the World Cup with the States in a video game while singing "I'm not going to Brazil."
World Cup and Retirement
It really has been a bad year for Donovan. The United States all time leading scorer and second highest appearance maker was unceremoniously dumped by Klinsmann and spent his summer in the US instead of Brazil where the Stars and Stripes were earning rave reviews for the battling performances that saw them escape the Group of Death and narrowly lose out to Belgium in the second round.
And following the World Cup heartbreak, Donovan has actually announced his retirement from the Beautiful Game at the tender age of 32 citing that he feels football has lost it's spark and that he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
Donovan's performance was the second in Foot Locker's new ad run. The first starred Harden talking to former NBA star Charles Barkley who stressed the importance of having a short memory. This was demonstrated by Barkley not remembering his nickname the 'Round Mound of Rebound' and Scottie Pippen claiming he is the greatest Chicago Bulls player of all time.