Landon Donovan has taken to Twitter to release a statement on his controversial tweet about Mexico's World Cup team. The former United States star had previously said that he was cheering on Mexico's team in the World Cup since the Americans did not make it. Mexico is the U.S. biggest rival on the pitch.
The former World Cup star tweeted that he has unwavering support for the United States' national team. He added that since the U.S. did not make the World Cup, he likes to support our CONCACAF rivals and he wants to see them do well.
Donovan added that he believes in supporting Mexico and Canada, as both of those countries joined in with the United States for the 2026 World Cup bid.
"My heart bleeds red, white and blue," he wrote.
Here's the full statement:
Donovan is featured in ads for Wells Fargo voicing his support for Mexico's World Cup team. He was criticized by several members of U.S. Soccer for doing so.
"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!" he tweeted.
Mexico got off to an incredible start at the World Cup this morning. The Mexican national team beat Germany, 1-0. The Germans entered the World Cup as arguably the biggest favorite to win it.