Don't make him angry!
While the effort was great, DC United fans had the wrong idea yesterday with their banner making fun of Landon Donovan. He's a guy who seems to play better when he's motivated, and always gets up for the big games, as we've seen in the MLS Cup and in South Korea. His time with Leverkusen was a disappointment, but it's obvious his heart was never in it in the first place, or he wouldn't have had an arrangement worked out to return before he even went. He also didn't play well in San Jose earlier this year, but I don't think he was expecting that level of reaction. Besides, it's not like he hates the Earthquakes. The most talented player in MLS, hands down. He just needs to show up for every game like he did yesterday.
Also, something worth mentioning from Wednesday's World Cup qualifiers. Saudi Arabia became the first team to finish qualifying undefeated (not counting teams that drew twice in a playoff, like Cuba). Of course, that's not exactly a sign of future success. 2002's undefeated teams: