Landon Donovan Has World Cup Amnesia in New Foot Locker Spot
L.A. Galaxy Player Stars in Another Ad About His Absence From Brazil
Aug 13, 2014
Foot Locker's second spot in its "short memory"-themed campaign through BBDO features L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan, who seems to have conveniently forgotten being left off the U.S. World Cup soccer team this summer. The ad is a sequel to the previous spot featuring James Harden, Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippin, which kicked off Foot Locker's Back-to-School campaign last week.
Donovan's exclusion from the team seems to have served him well, commercial-wise. He also played on his absence from Brazil in this EA Sports spot, which ran during the tournament. In both, he shows he has a sense of humor about himself, plus he's not a bad actor -- does a future career move beckon?