Is Landon Donovan's EPL loan risky business for Team USA?
This article appears in the Feb. 8 issue of ESPN The Magazine.Tim Hales/AP ImagesDonovan has thrived so far, but the EPL's physical play will be a test.
It's 2002. David Beckham is at the top of his game, playing for Manchester United in a Champions League match against Deportivo La Coruna, when Argentine defender Aldo Duscher flies in with a hard tackle and fractures one of Becks' world-famous feet. Two months later, the star limps into the World Cup, and Duscher becomes a cult hero in his Brit-bashing home nation.
To read more about how Landon Donovan's loan to the EPL could hurt Team USA, you must be an ESPN Insider.
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Jets release Holmes, create more cap space
- Staying in the nest: Seahawks retain Bennett
- Self 'confident' Embiid will play despite back
- 'Nervous' Bonds back with Giants in new role
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM