Landon Donovan won’t be playing at the World Cup, but he’ll be on television talking about it.
ESPN announced on Wednesday that the erstwhile U.S. national team star is joining the network as an analyst through the World Cup. He will contribute to pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage, editions of SportsCenter, World Cup Tonight and other shows.
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“I am excited to be joining ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 World Cup from Los Angeles, and I look forward to working with the talented ESPN broadcasters to provide unique insights for our amazing US Soccer fans,” Donovan said in a release.
Donovan is the all-time leader in goals and assists for the U.S. national team. He was expected to be on the 2014 World Cup roster before surprisingly being cut by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann last month.