As Mexico looms, eyes turn to Donovan 

June, 25, 2011
06/25/11
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PASADENA, Calif. -- One moment of match-winning brilliance aside, Landon Donovan's Gold Cup has been pretty pedestrian -- to the point where his place in the U.S. starting lineup for Saturday night's grand finale against Mexico is actually in question.


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Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.

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