VIDEO: US Soccer tribute to Landon Donovan as good as, if not better than advertised


I’m quite capable of avoiding tribute videos. Usually they get too sappy or aren’t “the goods”, so to speak.

So when links to the near seven-minute Landon Donovan tribute video from US Soccer starting making their way around the web, my thoughts were, “Nah I’m good.”

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But today put a link up with the term “tear-jerking”, to which my response was, “Yeah right. For real? I guess I’ll watch this so I can roll my eyes at the use of ‘tear-jerking'”.

Score one for the MLS folks.

I didn’t weep or even feel a tear roll down, but I got chills multiple times. Goosebumps, you might say. Aside from not being able to use World Cup footage — thanks FIFA — it’s brilliant. If you haven’t watched it, you need to set aside the seven minutes — Hey, you’ve listened to “Stairway to Heaven” — and enjoy.

Godspeed, you #LegenD.