President Barack Obama was quick to offer Landon Donovan a pathway to Mexico in order to resume his USA national team duties this week.
Back-to-back MLS champions LA Galaxy, with the returning Donovan in tow, visited the White House to be honoured by the US President on Tuesday and he swiftly presented arguably USA’s best player a ride in Air Force One to Mexico City for the World Cup qualifier against arch rivals Mexico.
"You wanna take Air Force One to Mexico City?" President Obama asked Donovan.
"We can still make it. Just say the word."
Donovan recently took some time away from the game to consider his future but will return to Galaxy training soon as the USA get set for their hexagonal meeting with El Tri at Estadio Azteca.