If you let the reality of the business side get to you, it can turn you, and that’s not good at all.”

“I’ve got a lot to prove to a lot of people, including myself.”

“Do I feel pressure being a young player with high expectations? Nah.”

“I’m lucky to be doing what I love, and I appreciate that I can make a good living doing it. I love to play soccer—whether it’s in a game, practice or playing with friends—so it isn’t like I’m under pressure at all.”

“Family is the most important thing in the world. If everything ended tomorrow and my family was still there, I’d be the happiest man alive.”

“I’ve been dreaming a lot. And it’s hard to believe this is real.”

"I'm not making it up—I like it here [playing the in U.S.]."

“I think about the things I control and do them well.”

“Americans love winners, so if we win we know we’ll get a lot of support.”

“I used to focus more on scoring. Now I take a lot of pride and pleasure in helping someone else do well.”

Landon Donovan,
2001 Soccer America

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