Landon Donovan drinks from a water fountain
New York Times

Remembering fondly the USMNT's 2002 Armani-esque photoshoot | SIDELINE

For some reason, that's the only photo from the now-infamous pre-2002 World Cup photoshoot that ever seems to get thrown around on the Internet. Maybe because it's Landon Donovan; maybe because he's looking at us seductively while having a sip from some lucky water fountain.

But have you seen Pablo Mastroeni's centerfold shot from the collection? Luckily for all of us, Grantland's Brian Phillips decided to dig up the rest of the photos and provide his expert analysis, leaving pretty much everyone in the US soccer community with access to the internet in tears and stitches the rest of the day.

For more of the images — including Mastroeni — and Phillips' hilarious insight, check out the piece over on Grantland. You won't be sorry you did, unless you get fired for laughing too loudly in your cubicle at work.


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