Red Bulls' Rodgers Rips 'Jerk' Landon Donovan

Considering the reputation for finding trouble that Luke Rodgers brought with him to the New York Red Bulls I would think it is hardly surprising that Rodgers is making no effort to hide his dislike for L.A. Galaxy star Landon Donovan. After the teams tied 1-1 on Saturday Rodgers had several, shall we say 'unflattering,' things to say about Donovan.

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"In this league, he’s a respected person, but he’s telling Titi to (screw) off. The kid’s a (expletive) head. I don’t care. I just think the kid’s a (friggin’) jerk. I don’t care what you put,’’ said Rodgers, clear that his views were his views, and he didn’t care if they were printed, blogged or tweeted.

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"After (Thierry) Henry scored he’s running the whole length of the pitch to shout at the linesman. He must have eyes like a hawk to tell if he’s offsides. I tackled the keeper he’s running whole length of the field to tell the ref I should be sent off. He needs to be a bit more humble.’’

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For his part, Donovan simply replied on Twitter, "I'm confused; who is Luke Rogers?"

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Here is a clip from the game, and in the first few seconds you see Rodgers mocking a complaining Donovan.

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Like the tone of this or not the end result is that it gets people talking about the MLS, and it puts a little more pizzazz into what is already a good rivalry.

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