It's possible to be both spiteful and correct.
On Tuesday, retired United States men's national team legend Landon Donovan took an unexpected swipe at Jurgen Klinsmann, the incumbent head coach who ostracized him from the national team and denied him a last hurrah at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
"Around the world, if a player plays poorly and a player has a bad string of results, they get dropped from the team," Donovan said to ESPN FC. "Jurgen said many times he wants our players to feel pressure – so if they lose a game they can't go to the grocery store the next day. If they lose a game, they are getting hammered in the press."
"Well, the same holds true for the coach, and so we had a very poor summer with bad results in the Gold Cup. The last game against Brazil was probably the worst game I've seen them play under Jurgen," Donovan continued. "The reality is that now, anywhere else in the world, if this coach had those results, and they lose this game against Mexico [on Saturday],Read More »from Donovan correct to say Klinsmann should go if U.S. loses to Mexico