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WATCH: Landon Donovan discusses US loss, int’l future with Dan Patrick

Jul 2, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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A “pretty bummed out” Landon Donovan joined Dan Patrick on Wednesday, and had a solid, candid talk regarding the United States’ World Cup exit against Belgium, his international future and more.

Donovan said he would’ve liked to see the U.S. “attack more” and “just go for it” against Germany and Belgium, but lauded the team’s performance while answering Patrick’s question on whether he considering what he would’ve been able to do on the roster.

“I’ve said many times that every professional athlete thinks they can make a difference,” Donovan said. “It was definitely hard to watch, there’s no question. Mostly I’m disappointed for the guys. Of course we all feel like we could’ve helped but that’s just a thought, it’s not the reality necessarily.”

[ MORE: Analyzing Jurgen Klinsmann’s first World Cup with U.S. ]

[ MORE: Three things we learned in U.S. loss to Belgium ]

He did admit he would’ve been in a sub role on Tuesday.

“I would’ve used me off the bench, for sure,” Donovan said. “Let me just say this: even if I had come into the game, we’ve all been in situations where we’ve missed chances. If Jozy Altidore was healthy and could’ve gotten into the game, it doesn’t mean he would’ve gotten a goal.”

Donovan said he has not decided whether he has retired from international play, and said he would love to play in the Olympics.

  1. godsholytrousers - Jul 2, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    What will the US press have to talk about when Landon Donovan, Michael Phelps, Tony Hawk, and Shawn White retire?

  2. brookwell2013 - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    What are you from the planet Zircon??? Ever hear of the NFL, the NBA, MLB, the PGA Tour, NCAA Basketball??? I think it’s fair to say the “US press” will have plenty to report on and discuss in the world of sports……

  3. pebes21 - Jul 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Wow could DP be any more pompous?!?! I give LD credit for his guarded responses and not hanging up on that weasel.

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