LOS ANGELES -- The World Cup went out with a bang at Dodger Stadium.
First Dodgers players and reporters watched the final minutes of Spain's 1-0 World Cup win over the Netherlands in the clubhouse on Sunday. Then, an hour before gametime, U.S. and Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan took the field in preparation for his ceremonial first pitch.
"I didn't watch a lot of it, I watched the very end," Donovan said of the title match. "I was doing some stuff, running around. I have it on TiVo. You just want to see a good game, because they're both good teams."
Donovan has thrown out first pitches at Dodger Stadium and Wrigley Field -- home of the Dodgers' opponent on Sunday, the Cubs, so he knew the drill.
"I followed baseball my whole life, I get it: Aim high," Donovan said wearing a No. 10 Dodgers jersey. "Growing up we had like basic cable TV so the only thing I really ever watched were Lakers and Dodgers game, so I grew up watching Vin Scully."
Donovan, a former Dodgers season-ticket holder, might have the opportunity to take his game to Europe in the coming months.
"We'll see," Donovan said when asked if he'd leave the States. "I don't get to do this if I go to Europe."