Sunday, March 25, 2007
Some people said Landon shouldn't be the captain of the U.S. squad after the World Cup, blaming him for the team's performance in Germany far more than any other American player. But most of the criticism seemed focused not on Landon's performance, which wasn't great, but not horrible, either. Instead, a lot of the critics harped on Landon for playing in the U.S., saying it would hold him back or stunt his development. Ecuador is a quality South American side, and it was Landon who was the major difference for the U.S. squad today, from the beginning to the end.