And the World Cup-related feature stories from the mainstream press just keep coming! Four weeks out, the Times lobs its opening salvo with a soft-focus profile on Landycakes. It’s most of the usual stuff, more of a leadership role, more mature, needs to make an impact, Bruce expects more, etc etc. Though it does contain this little gem as well:
It was Agoos, Donovan said, who once admonished him that a player’s personal habits translated into performance. “So you can’t just say, ‘I’m going to go out Wednesday, go to the bar and get drunk, Thursday come in and have a bad training and be ready for Saturday,’ ” Donovan said. “Some guys get away with it for a few years, but eventually it’s going to catch up to you. That’s not the road I want to take, nor should I take.”
So no more drinking on Wednesdays? I guess that means Little Friday is out as well?
US World Cup Hopes Lie At Donovan’s Talented Feet [The New York Times]