Jimmy Kimmel Asks US Fans How Landon Donovan Has Played in 2014 World Cup

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJuly 2, 2014

In another case of "gotcha television," Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets this week to expose the most casual of the U.S. national men's soccer team's fans.

Kimmel aired the newest segment of "Lie Witness News" on Tuesday's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, asking purported USMNT supporters how well they think Landon Donovan has played so far in the 2014 World Cup.

Responses varied from person to person, but each was proud of Donovan and seemed unaware that the former USMNT captain had missed the cut for the U.S. team in this World Cup.

Nonetheless, they all appreciated his contributions in Brazil and his toughness. One man cried for Donovan's "tricycle kick" against Portugal. Another went running from the piano in time to watch replays of his butt-goal against Saskatchewan. Who can forget his tattoos or the purple Mohawk he donned in honor of the Cup?

So, is this legitimate?

Sometimes, a show will ask fans one question then dub in a different query in post, which doesn't seem to be the case in this bit. One fan used Donovan's name while comparing him to Lando Calrissian—a character from Star Wars. 

Granted, it's only one question, but most of these people give very vague answers.

Count this segment as another win for Kimmel, who found some Americans who will do anything to get on television.

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