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Landon Donovan may have fathered British love child

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No sooner do we celebrate the U.S. men's national soccer team and their unlikely stud hero Landon Donovan does it all crashing down. The team was gunned down by Ghana in extra time Saturday, losing 2-1, and now Donovan is being accused of fathering a love child. We don't think footie fan Mrs. Juice* can take much more of this.

A story on Sports Illustrated's website says Donovan, who just revealed he and his estranged actress wife Bianca Kajlich "are not officially divorced", may have knocked up a British woman who is telling all in a British tabloid story. Donovan isn't backing down, although it will likely ruin any reunion with Bianca, who is on CBS' Rules of Engagement.

"I was informed of the possibility during the World Cup, and if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support," Donovan told SI.com. "This is a private matter and I will refrain from further comment at this time."

This really stinks, but at least they were separated when it happened. Besides, after we found out Tiger Woods cheated on his wife, everyone's over this kind of thing, right? Americans expect their sports heroes to be dirtbags. This gossip may do more for soccer's popularity than making it to the World Cup finals ever could have. At least people will be talking about it.

[Photo: AP]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 10:46am]

    

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