“Drinking a beer” is the answer to the question. And that question you might ask me, “What will I be doing when the cameras roll and capture Cap’n America Landon Donovan’s face when he gets the nod to re-join the United States Men’s Nation team?”
Is this cut really about Jurgen Klinsmann dropping the mighty hammer? c’mon.
How or why Landy re-joins the team, possible injury, loophole in the FIFA rules, so on, and so on.
Here is In my half-cent opinion:
This is a masterful tactic play by Jurgen Klinsmann. Its the Texas Hold’em equivalent to checking the chip leader from the big blind, or something like that. This Landy-cut-tactic move will make their first opponent in the group stage June 16th (Ghana) tweak their planning and possible adjust their roster selection. POW: first punch delivered by USA. This is a must win game for the USA and ANY tactic to get an edge is needed. If the USA can’t beat Ghana, there is no way they can muster up enough momentum to get a minimum 4 points from Portugal and Germany.
Secondly, Just imaging the moral and momentum boost when this announcement is made. Landy’s face all over the news AGAIN, bringing ratings, ratings, ratings. EVERY social media outlet right now is blowing up, which means more advertising for the World Cup (#BeerMeLandy). A second blast again just before the World Cup would mean a huge spike in viewership by people in the States.
Let’s face it, Landy plays his best ball on the international level. At the least, having Landy in uniform is a face card Jurgen can possibly play. 57 goals in 156 international games? Does he still have the skill and drive to compete at the global level?
So even if Landy doesn’t get the call, I will still have a beer anyway. And that one will be for you Landy!