Team USA failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Yep, we stink at soccer. Without Team USA in Russia, domestic fans are forced to root for other teams, if they're watching the thing at all.
Wells Fargo, in danger of losing a ton of ad revenue they had pockmarked for World Cup time, tried to tell USA fans who to root for, employing Landon Donovan, who knows a little something about missing World Cups (sorry, Landon).
The tournament is here! USA fans, our team may not be in Russia, but our neighbors to the south are. So join me and their proud #sponsor @WellsFargo to cheer on our other team, Mexico @miseleccionmxEN. ¡Vamos México! pic.twitter.com/YIifLGCT0D— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) June 16, 2018
You get a Team USA legend to be your spokesman and you throw in a Vamos? What could go wrong?
Fuck off— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) June 16, 2018
Too early to say this was a bad idea, Wells Fargo? Well, they can sleep at night knowing they're Wells Fargo, right?
Not sure what's worse, partnering with Wells Fargo or telling USMNT fans to root for their rivals... https://t.co/FzLe38Iey1— Eric Casey (@EricCasey) June 16, 2018
Maybe not. All in all, not the best day for Landon Donovan or Wells Fargo. I'm in favor of just letting people root for who they want to root for in this World Cup.
But if you've got a lot of cash riding on it, you might just do crazy things. Props for not putting a phony mustache on Landon.