This, This Is Why We Lose

So USA soccer "superstar" Landon Donovan was asked whether or not he thought he would be a better player if he was in Europe rather than the MLS. His response was curious.

"I'd probably become a better soccer player just from the day-in, day-out grind of it there," said Donovan, who has been the dominant player in the U.S. league since returning to the Galaxy from a sub-par World Cup performance in July.

"But I wouldn't be a better person. I wouldn't be a happy person. I'd be pretty miserable," added the man who has called food in Europe "crappy." He once said that while playing in Europe he missed American hamburgers, the beach, sun and women.

You see, when other sports athletes come here, we call them "soft" until proven otherwise. Yet then our guy does this. Nevertheless, we support Donovan's desire to ply his trade in the good ole U.S. of A. Not only do we have better food (and FREEDOM!), but it's a lot less stressful to play in front 8,000 people.

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