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Ex-US soccer star Donovan getting comfortable on TV

Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his high school speech class: "Speaking is 10 percent what you actually say, and 90 percent how you're presenting it."

The former U.S. soccer star dabbled in TV commentary the last couple of years, and he concedes there were times "I didn't think I was any good at it." But with Donovan's recent switch from the studio to the booth, the executive producer of Fox's 2018 World Cup coverage is gushing about his future in the business.

The 34-year-old Donovan, who called two U.S. knockout stage games during the Copa America, is getting his bearings with the presentation part. Not that it came easily.

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