Newsflash: Landon Donovan did not play in the tournament
Just as you suspected, all those crazy World Cup fans in your office and Twitter feed really were full of it.
Jimmy Kimmel, who (very justifiably) has very little faith in the human race, proved that most American soccer fans are fake soccer fans with the latest edition of his patented “Lie Witness News,” by asking people on the street what they thought about Landon Donovan's performance for the US Men's team at the World Cup.
Just about all of them praised Donovan's work, which made them look pretty dumb, considering that Donovan was cut from the team in May (it was relatively big news!) and didn't play in this year's tournament.
There is, however, some good news: Now that the United States has been eliminated from this year's World Cup, Americans can stop feeling pressured into pretending that they know anything about soccer, let alone desperately care about the US team's fate.