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As we all know by now, Landon Donovan was unexpectedly cut from Jurgen Klinsmann's final 23-man US national team World Cup roster on Thursday.

He, of course, responded with a pair of goals in his first game back with the LA Galaxy on Sunday that saw him move into sole possession of first-place on the all-time MLS goalscoring chart.

Then, on Monday night came a report from's Richard Deitsch that both ESPN and Fox are clamoring to add the USMNT's all-time leading goalscorer and assist man to their broadcast teams for coverage of next month's tournament in Brazil.

It wouldn't be Donovan's first foray into the broadcasting world, as he appeared as a guest studio analyst during Fox's coverage of the UEFA Champions League last November.

The question isn't whether the majority of people want to hear Donovan's analysis of the 2014 USMNT World Cup team. In fact, there was almost an immediate call for him to pick up the microphone after his exclusion was announced.

Instead, the question should probably be: Is there anyone out there who doesn't want to hear Donovan's thoughts on the team next month, and if so, why? 


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