a 90% Landon should of scored and set a MLS record the first game of the season, but didn't. I can appreciate people's disappointment. Emotionally and spiritually I'm sure he's in a better place but realistically he ruined his professional career the minute he went on a sabbatical. He is an extremely gifted athlete and competent soccer player, but I don't think he matured into a professional the way others do in other professional leagues. In MLS coaches and league officials coddled him because he was the face of MLS and didn't really learn how to compete for a spot on teams, he always knew he was going to play, when Beckham came to town he struggled because he no longer was the center of attention. As a coach you want to push your players to the edges of their abilities and I'm not so sure LD liked that. I don't think JK likes or wants to give any one player too much individual attention, after all it is a team sport. As a coach I don't want that kinda headache specially with all the hoopla of the WC I would want to stay on task and not have to worry about any one particular player specially an inconsistent one. The National team is more progressive than it ever has been and change is inevitable I don't agree with it but it certainly doesn't surprise me.