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Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan
Donovan with the Galaxy in October 2010
Personal information
Full nameLandon Timothy Donovan
Date of birthMarch 4, 1982(age 34)
Place of birthOntario, California, United States
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing positionWinger/Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current clubLos Angeles Galaxy
Number10

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Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982) is a soccer player from the United States who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. He usually plays as a withdrawn forward, and can also be used as an attacking midfielder on either wing.

A member of the inaugural class of the U.S. Soccer residency program in Bradenton, Florida, Donovan was declared player of the tournament for his role in the national U-17 team that finished fourth in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship, before signing for Bayer Leverkusen. After six years with the club, the majority of which was spent on loan at the San Jose Earthquakes, Donovan moved to the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2005, though he returned to the Bundesliga for a three-month spell at the start of 2009 on loan to Bayern Munich. He went on loan again from January to March 2010 with English Premier League side Everton, where he scored twice in ten appearances.

For the United States national team, Donovan is the all-time leader in scoring and assists, and has the most caps of all active players. He is a four-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award (the only male to do so and the only male to win in consecutive years), as well as the only three-time winner of the Honda Player of the Year award, having won it six times.

Donovan was included in the squad for the 2010 World Cup, and played all four games in the United States' campaign. He scored against Slovenia with a close-range shot into the roof of the net, in a 2 2 tie, and the only goal in a 1 0 victory against Algeria after a rebounded shot by teammate Clint Dempsey, leading the USA to win their World Cup group for the first time since 1930. Donovan scored a penalty against Ghana as the US lost 2 1 after extra time and were eliminated from the competition. His goals in the 2010 World Cup made Donovan the highest scoring American player in World Cup history and just the third American player to score in more than one World Cup (after Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey).


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