Landon Donovan thinks soccer's 'foot-eye coordination' translates well to baseball
You could make a compelling case for referring to retired soccer player Landon Donovan as the real-life Captain America. After all, he was captain of the U.S. Men's National Team, and though he's hung up his cleats/shield now, he's still the country's all-time leader in scoring. He also tops the list of American men with most World Cup goals, as well as the list of all-time MLS scorers, with 144 goals. And he has the most assists, with 136, so you know he's helpful like any Captain America should be.
You get it -- Donovan is a pretty good soccer player. This year, he played in the 2016 All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, and he got to show off his speed with an inside-the-park home run (OK, fine, a triple that turned into an inside-the-parker, thanks to an error by Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman):
Watch the interview at the top of the post to hear about his lifelong baseball fandom and how he thinks athletes who play both baseball and soccer could easily transition between the two (we're looking at you, Yasiel Puig).