Video: Galaxy’s Donovan scores hat trick as U.S. demolishes Scotland

United States 5 Scotland 1


Dominant Donovan: The Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, seen here sailing by a flailing Scott Brown, proved yet again why he is the greatest goalscorer this country has ever seen (AP Photo).

This was an exhilarating display of attacking soccer by a rampant U.S. who were up by two within 10 minutes and won in a canter against an typically brittle Scottish team.

The Galaxy’s Landon “I’m so bored with soccer” (or something like that) Donovan showed what he can do when interested and motivated, rising to the occasion magnificently with a succession of goals fans of his club team can only fantasize about him performing in their colors. He now has 49 for his national team.

The best goal, however, was scored by Michael Bradley, looking confident and composed after a season in Italy’s Serie A, a half volley of delectable timing and precision.

They’re all worth watching:

Small gripe: The “Where’s Waldo” look of the U.S. jerseys has to go especially if we can’t see the numbers on the back of the players’ shirts (which rather defeats the purpose).

Next: Brazil on Wednesday.

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