Landon Donovan didn't have that much of a ball playing football in the U.K.
The U.S. soccer stud, speaking with E! News on the ESPY Awards red carpet Wednesday, flatly denied fathering a child with a British woman while he was on loan to the English Premier League club Everton earlier this year.
"I actually wasn't sure I was going to asked but I know now that I will not be a dad any time soon, which is good news for me," Donovan said. "You just broke the story."
Tabloids were ablaze with the pregnant woman's paternity tale while Donovan was in South Africa, where he led all U.S. scorers with three goals, including a masterful put-back against Algeria to propel the United States into the elimination round.
Donovan's star turn all came while his estranged wife, Rules of Engagement star Bianca Kajlich, was watching from the sidelines, we might add. They separated a year ago, but she sure went a long way to support her so-called ex.
He had yet to issue a denial about the baby-daddy rumors before tonight.
His only previous remarks were to Sports Illustrated last month, telling the magazine: "I was informed of the possibility during the World Cup, and if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support. This is a private matter and I will refrain from further comment at this time."
—Reporting by Ashlan Gorse