LANDON DONOVAN: great American hero or the GREATEST American hero?

Landon Donovan has done the impossible. Americans now know the name of a professional soccer player. And he’s right out of Central Casting. In a style reminiscent of Gary Cooper or Jimmy Stewart, Donovan offhandedly described how bad calls by officials presented the U.S. team with a choice: moan about it or get on with it. So they got on with it, the team is going on to the next round and half of America is trying to book seats on the bandwagon. And if the Yanks were to defy the odds and win it all, environmentalists are going to have to figure out a way to have an impact-neutral ticker-tape parade. Read more.