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It could be a big deal or could be nothing more than an aging athlete showing a moment of vulnerability, but Landon Donovan said there’s a 50 percent chance he doesn’t play in the 2014 World Cup. Of course, that also means there’s a 50 percent chance he does, though until Donovan brought this all up we always assumed he would anyway.

The 30-year-old Donovan, who is battling injuries and has played in just eight of 20 matches under Jurgen Klinsmann, dropped the revelation in an interview with ESPN:

“There are a lot of moving pieces: Will I be playing, period? Will I be part of the team? Will I be good enough to be wanted? If I had to guess I would say it is 50-50. I will have more clarity after I take a break.”

It feels like that’s all Donovan’s been doing as of late is taking breaks. Now he’s taking breaks for his breaks.

What strikes me most about Donovan’s comments are his lack of enthusiasm at the prospect of playing. If he’s not juiced about it now, will he be two years from now when he’s a grizzled 32 with fresh new aches and pains?

Who knows? But just in case we never see him in another World Cup let’s relive this after the jump.

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The highlights in a nutshell: Alex Morgan balls, Christine Rampone slips, Hope Solo frowns, the US get a 2-2 tie in an entertaining match. Enjoy.

 

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His image, that is. Wait … what were you thinking?

This is how Megan Rapinoe prepared for tonight’s US Soccer match against Germany. I have to say, as personality goes the USWNT is near the top of the list of teams you’d want to hang with. They just do fun stuff.

You can hang with me anytime ladies. Like, seriously. Please call me. I’m starting to think you’re ignoring me on purpose.

 

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She’s the US Soccer queen of tattoos. She also has an interesting story that began in Canada and has taken her around the world.

In this intimate profile of Sydney Leroux, Fox Soccer examines the highs and lows of her journey.

 

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This is awesome. We’ve got Sergio Busquets and Pepe doing their best Justin Timberlake “Cry Me a River” routine and the message below reads: “Do you like to act? Acting classes at every level.”

I think the first 20 people to enroll should be flown to Spain for a complimentary master class from one of the aforementioned floppers.

[Dirty Tackle]

 

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An hour-long Presidential Debate last night and not one mention of soccer violence. Don’t the candidates know what’s going on? It’s cray out here!

Add Minnesota high schools Totino-Grace and Prairie Seeds Academy to the list of offenders. A match that was supposed to determine which school would reach the state tournament may actually decide who goes to jail!

Full highlights of the madness are above.

 

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You seen this California goal against Washington State? I swear it happens so qui … BOOM! There it is. Great dancing by the Golden Bears, by the way.

That was Emi Lawson on the kickoff goal in case you missed it. We tried to get her for an interview following the match Saturday but Cal said she’d already transported to Monday morning.

 

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MLS Playoff field set

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All 10 MLS playoff spots are locked in.

After another hectic weekend of action in America’s top flight, five teams in the Western Conference and five out East all mathematically sealed their spots with one eye on the MLS Cup. Pick of the action was D.C. United’s thrilling 3-2 defeat of the Columbus Crew – catch the highlights above.

But before switching focus to the playoffs themselves, one more week of regular season action remains with much to be decided, as the upcoming playoff matchups are far from certain.

For now, check out the ten playoff teams after the jump.

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Whooooo let the Lobos out?! (Who! Who-who-who-who!)

New Mexico supported Breast Cancer Awareness as emphatically as it could – rocking special pink jerseys then rocking UNLV to the tune of 11-1.

Beware of the Lobos in pink.

 

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Man, Alex Morgan is FIT. And I mean that in the most professional-yet-passively-aggressive-inappropriate way possible.

She’s always been in great shape, but I feel like she’s taken it to Dana Torres-like levels most recently and now we know why. As this commercial shows, Morgan has been training in what looks like the set of The Grey. I kept waiting for Liam Neeson to appear onscreen and start making threats:

“If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you … umm, only at Dicks Sporting Goods.”

 

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