The face of American soccer, Landon Donovan, has overcome the swine flu after longer-than expected treatment. The star forward was diagnosed with the hullabalooed virus two days after USA lost 2-1 to Mexico in World Cup qualifying.
“Any time you’re sick it takes a long time to get back to health,” said Donovan, who will start his 117th international appearance this Saturday, when USA resumes regional qualifying against El Salvador. “I’m back to 100 percent,” he assured on Wednesday.
When asked for comment on Donovan’s importance to the team, coach Bob Bradley replied, “Landon has just a great combination of skills. He’s a very dynamic player. He has speed and he’s got the ability to change directions – slow down, speed up – and he combines that with the technical ability. You put all that together it always makes him a threat.”