Landon Donovan Skewered His World Cup Omission (and Infamous Water Fountain Picture)

By Mike Cardillo
Skip Work. Watch the World Cup.
Skip Work. Watch the World Cup. / LA Galaxy

Landon Donovan, in part, will spend the World Cup serving as an analyst for ESPN from its studios in Los Angeles. He’ll also play in a bunch of games for the Los Angeles Galaxy after U.S. National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann left him off the final 23-man roster.

At least Donovan has a sense of humor over the snub, appearing in this highly self-aware promo for the Galaxy promoting folks to skip work and stay home to watch the World Cup. If you look closely that is indeed the now-infamous picture of Donovan drinking from a water fountain as his desktop wallpaper.

Great job all around for whomever came up with this and for Donovan in particular for having the ability to not take himself so seriously.