Landon Donovan ripped for rooting for Mexico

Rex Christensen
June 18, 2018

It has been an emotional, painful eight months for U.S. Soccer fans since that fateful loss in Trinidad and Tobago ruled out the men's national team from competing in their eighth straight World Cup.

'The big tournament is just about to kick off, but not everyone's team is going.

Donovan's acts were questioned by former US captain Carlos Bocanegra and then echoed by Oguchi Onyewu, both of whom teamed with Donovan for years on the national team.

Donovan apparently realized that the ad had struck a nerve. "So join me and their proud #sponsor @WellsFargo to cheer on our other team, Mexico", Donovan writes in the Twitter message.

Donovan's public support of Mexico has actually been part of a sponsored ad campaign for Wells Fargo.

'Really?' wrote former U.S. soccer star Carlos Manuel Bocanegra in reaction to the advertisement.

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Donovan was quick to reply to his former teammate.

Known as a fierce competitor, Donovan did not take the shots quietly, responding to Bocanegra's tweet by stating: 'You grew up in SoCal and owe much of your soccer skill to playing with Mexicans. Look around our country, are you happy with how we are treating Mexicans?

Landon Donovan never the less defended his decision to support Mexico in 2018 and implored his ex-teammates and current team members to "open their minds".

That drew a sharp rebuke from Donovan's former US teammate Herculez Gomez, who is also an ESPN analyst. Questioning ones loyalties to culture and/or heritage because HE questioned YOU for taking marketing dollars to "root" for your SPORTING RIVAL?

The rivalry on the pitch between the USA and Mexico and has been fierce, and at times ugly, and Donovan has been the face of the American side during many of those contests over the last two decades. "Mexico is not 'my team'".

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