In 2006, I pointed out to Landon Donovan that after his club team and national team suffered disappointing losses, both of his coaches had lost their jobs.
"It's my fault, now?" asked Landon.
I'd actually meant to lead into a question about the difficulty of starting over on both levels at the same time.
These days, David Beckham is facing the same situation now that his England coach, Steve McClaren, has been fired.
David played well against Croatia, registering the assist on England's equalizer, but then the team conceded yet another late goal. We saw a lot of those watching the Galaxy this year.